My ex is almost 10k in arrears
(New Bern, NC)
Child support has been court ordered since July of '07. He fell behind. We went back to court, and he was told to make payments of $50 extra a month in order to repay the over 5k he was behind to begin with. He did fine until he lost his job in Feb '10. I told him he needed to go get an adjustment, and he didn't do it. So instead he would make a payment here or there. He is now, as of 11/1/11 $9,842.71 in arrears. Our first court date was in August to address this, and he has had three continuances, one of them due to hurricane Irene. The thing that bothers me most is he expects me to follow my side of the court order and let him have the kids even though they don't want to go, but he isn't keeping his side. We go back to court on 11/7/11 but more than likely it will get continued once again. When do the courts finally say when and make things happen? I take off work whenever my kids are sick, or need something. I have had to take off work for this court crap just to get continuance after continuance. Being in college full time, working full time and wondering how I'm going to make ends meet is ridiculous. This added stress is really killing me. The thing that bothers me most is he had 5 cars, one of them being a bmw and the other a custom chopper, a big screen tv, and a bunch of toys. He is supporting his live in girlfriend, but can't support his kids? I'm sitting here busting my tail, working 50+ hrs a week, doing 30hrs of school work a week and taking care of my two kids while he gets to live a life I could only dream of living. When do men like this get what they deserve?