Child support in Indiana, good luck!!!

by Jerry
(Indiana)

I have four children, I now have support orders on three of them,the first order on my oldest son went into effect in 1996,it was for $70 per week unless it was in arrears, then there would be an additional $10 added per wk. The second order on my youngest son and daughter was issued several years later, it was for $114 per wk. with the same $10 for arrears, I dont have a single issue for paying my support, for my children, but here is the twist, ever since the orders went in, the wonderful state of indiana has been taking 65% of my income, and at times not even leaving me enough to live on, recently I became unemployed about a month ago and now I find out the state has issued warrants for my arrest, for failure to pay...I recently had a man approach me in a grocery store and identified himself as a police officer, he was the one that told me I had warrants, and said that since it was a civil matter he would give me one week to contact an attorney...can anyone explain to me how child support is a civil matter?? I also am trying to figure out his reasoning, if I had money to hire an attorney would'nt I just go ahead and pay on my support..........




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not btter
by: Anonymous

child support in indiana for men anyway is equal to being anally raped the courts heavily favor women the hellspawn i was married to cried in court and that was it the judge wouldnt let me say another word after court she laughed at me then asked if i wanted to get something to eat she'll treat!

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Purging yourself once you are arrested
by: Anonymous

It's a civil matter b/c child support is handled through the civil court system instead of criminal courts. I will tell you that if they do arrest you & you do not have the money to purge yourself you can asked to be released because it is unlawful to keep someone in jail for their inability to purge themselves. You need to go to your county court law library to find out how to file papers to get out, you may be able to get the court to reduce your payments through a modification since you are unemployed if you are getting benifits through unemployment they most likely will take part of it. You may be able to get an attorney in your state to take your case pro-bono. good luck.

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