How Deadbeat Dads can Manipulate the Child Support System

by Elizabeth Black
(Genessee County, NY)

My ex-husband (and father of our four children) has stopped working twice in the past three years for medical reasons. He had bunion surgery and a "knee scraping." Both times, he took a full six months off from work, collecting only NYS disability. Of course, he had child support modified to the poverty rate of $25 per month. When he returned to work, he filed his insurance claims (he his a salesman) and received thousands of dollars in "recovery income." Even though my lawyer alerted the Judge that he was eligible for the income, the Judge wouldn't consider it because my ex didn't file the claims while in court.

The child support agency is seizing his tax return, since he owes me money, even after not paying while "medically unable." Odd how he was able to keep up with all of his other activities, but if a doctor friend says he can't work, oh well! Yesterday I received a letter from the child support collection agency letting me know that they are CHARGING ME 25% of what they are recovering. Why don't they charge HIM?!

I have spent so much money in lost wages, gas, lawyers,copies, postage, etc. for all of the time spent in court trying to get the money he is supposed to pay, to no avail. As a result, the state of New York now pays for my children's health insurance because their father is allowed to manipulate the child support system. Ridiculous.

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That guy obviously on top of me
by: Anonymous

is probably a dead beat dick.. you go girl get that mother fucker for all he has.. for YOU and for your KIDS..
They should lock their sorry asses up the FIRST time they dont pay period..all this suspending liscenses is BULLSHIT.. I gotta pay a Lawyer a 1000 dollars a month that I dont have (rackin up a bill) to get back 800 in child support..
men like this are losers ..PERIOD dickhead on top of me.. :)

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Genny County Fee?
by: Anonymous

Gennesee County is charging you 25% to recover current support and arrears? 25% of what ? or are you talking about the Annual $25.00 fee the Federal Goverment is requring the states to pay and NY state passed it on to the custodial parent for services rendered (current and prior public assistance recipients are exempt)

Additionally, you chose this person to be the father of your children. You put youself in this situation it is not the people of NY job to get you out.

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You are Greedy
by: Anonymous

He owes your child the money not you the money you greedy bitch!

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