Still getting nowhere with child support

by Yvonne Southworth
(Colorado Springs, CO)

My ex-husband, Patrick W Gleason, resides at 4359 N Capistrano Drive,Dallas,Texas.

He owes 63,600.00 in back pay child support and has been court ordered to pay since our divorce in 1998.

He orginially owed more but interest was taken off balance since it was turned it into a judgement so that is can never be dismissed or dropped. He currently has a warrant for his arrest in Colorado for childsupport.

I have been dealing with OAG, Texas Child Support and have gotten nowhere. No issue for warrant or new court date, nothing. He has been sent demand letters for payment which he ignores. Employment location is impossible since he works under the table and files no taxes. He has been turned into the IRS (investigations pending).

He has been to court but the judges just give him warnings and he is told to start paying. He once again walks away a free man to continue his life as he pleases. He still has the freedom to do as he chooses. Still has the freedom to drive. His license should have been revoked a long time ago. He should be sitting in jail without bail of any kind until child support is paid in full.

Very disappointed with the Child Support Office and the judges dealing with this case. It is frustrating when nothing seems to get accomplished and settled.

Yvonne (gleason) Southworth
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925

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To: WOW
by: Anonymous

You know nothing of my life. I work full time. He is a deadbeat dad. He owes and has been running away from responsibility. You can judge all you want - but unless you have lived my life and been through than You have no clue. He's an adult and made decisions in his life - now he will live up the them decsions and responibilities. So say what you want - don't matter to me. Obviously you have nothing better to do with your life than make comments/judgements on things you have no clue about. Keep your nose out of others lives and pay attention more to yours.

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wow..
by: Anonymous

Seriously. Or try this: DON'T HAVE KIDS WITH PEOPLE YOU DON'T KNOW VERY WELL/KNOW WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THEY MIGHT JUST LEAVE YOUR CRAZY ASS. And this "He will pay, by $$$ or jail time!!1!"..? Incredibly vindictive..What is wrong with you? No wonder he left your psychotic ass. "I will see to it that he pays for his actions!". Okay, God. Maybe you could earn a living, get off your ass and be the judge you're trying to be. You must be doing fine financially if you have the time to sit on the internet typing comments with your computer, internet service, babysitters etc. Additionally, jail time will accomplish nothing-aside from making him resent you and likely his alleged children. But of course, you knew that. Get a clue lady.

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Supportive Parents
by: Anonymous

Both sides have a part to play, two stories and in the middle is the truth. On one side it could be said not to have kids unless you can provide support. That goes for the custodial parent, had they took the time to study in college and secure employment to provide a better means to live the need for another would be gone. No excuse for lack of education, the government flat out gives the money for anybody to pay tuition for the first two years, when the core elements are learned. Getting stuck on entitlements will only bring hate into ones life. On the subject ability to support, having to show the court ability by each parent prior to conception. In short all the people unable to provide by some form of income, will not long be allowed to bread. Ironically it's called marriage, where social norms dictate the requirements for a lifemate and you don't have children unless married. On a side note, when both parents have the choice to keep the child so long as they are willing to preserve the right of another that does not want the birth. Plenty of baby factories, cranking out a generation of get a pay check for 20 years, by spread them legs, get two checks if you can fool another to leave a deposit. I end with; it takes more then two to provide a life, one to break that life.

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He doesn't want to move on
by: Yvonne

Only a matter of days now that Austin, Texas will revoke his license. To all you out there that support him - your so wrong to do so. This has nothing to do with revenge or anything like that -he is responsibile and for the first time in his life he will live up to it. I work full-time. Commenting about my family or life is a waste of time. Fact is he owes child support - he will pay even if I have to wait for his social security to kick in. He lives his life smoking and drinking and working under the table. He caims he wants to move on with his life and marry his girlfriend - than pay support and do so. But having to pay support is his excuse to not marry or move on with his life - why should he do that while liviing off his girlfriend and her family. They want me gone - pay off support and never hear from me again - that simple.

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TO ALL YOU NEGATIVE PEOPLE
by: Anonymous

To all you unsupportive people that judge he, STOP. No need to dog out people in her life. She obviously works full time.

He is a man that needs to step up and do what is right if he wants to get on with his life. I know him from Texas and he thinks of only himself. If he cared and was a good person than he would pay his support in full; get divorced and marry the woman he claims to love. However, I think she will see what he is really like soon.

But we can all see how he really feels - he just is making a fool out of everyone in his life. He thinks of himself only and play the poor pity me card all the time. Actions speak louder than words.

Don't give up - keep riding his butt until he does what is right by you and whom he claims he loves.

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Don't listen to the other jerks making comments
by: Tina

Crappydads.com - he is listed on this website also. Don't give up!! If he loved his girlfriend so much and wants you out of his life forever than he will pay the childsupport - if not - than you know he don't care enough about his girlfriend and has no intentions of being with her for the rest of his life - she is just something to pass the time with until he finds something better. He don't seem to know what committment is. You would think that he wants his life back and not have to deal with all this. He thinks it will go away eventually but I know you won't let that happen. Like you said before - you will wait to collect/garnish his retirement or disability one day.

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WIFE
by: TOMMY

IT NOT ALL THE MEN
MY WIFE DOES NOT PAY ME
THAT FINE I DO NOT NEED HER MONEY
SAD SHE STILL CAN SEE HIM
THIS IS BULLSHIT

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i owe to but cant get anywhere with anyone
by: Anonymous

i owe over 30.000 in support but cant get anywhere with anyone. no one will work with me i have no clue where to send a payment. its been turned over to a prosicuting atterney but hell they wont talk to me either. 498.00 a month for one kid and i only make like 400.00 tried to get it modifuied cant afford a lawyer this is the luck of a father that tried everything to make it work with his daughters mother. this whole situation makes me wanna just kill myself and get it all overwith. email me if u want joes_friend2008@yahoo.com

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Loser
by: Anonymous

Stop wasting you time in waiting for money the easy way be an example to you kids and get off your ass!!! get your own money show yourself you dont need anyone makes me sick

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I am in the same boat
by: Anonymous

I have been trying to get child support payments from my ex for a while now. In Florida there is a "Child Support Enforcement Agency" specifically set up to help with the collecting of child support. I have had no resolution from this. I am working my butt off trying to support and raise my 3 children and they dad is not paying a dime, working under the table, living in a house, driving a truck that originally cost $40,000 which he has doesn't pay for (eluding the car company)doing what he pleases and I am trying my best to support these kids. It was a joint decision to have have kids and he should be responsible for helping. I am at my whits end and don't know what to do anymore. I am constantly under the fear of loosing my job and if I do, we will be on the street. It is unfair and there needs to be more done about all of this. He doesn't file IRS taxes, he works for cash and he is very irresponsible. I don't know what to do any more.

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WOW REALLY!
by: Anonymous

Yvonne, you truly need to let it go! Those are not even his kids! You had him adopt them so their real father wouldn't have to pay, then you shack up with god knows who. You have been married 3 maybe 4 times now. And you expect him to pay when they aren't his kids! Yup it was his mistake for adopting them and being with a snake in the grass like you! Just move on, your kids have kids of their own now, Focus on that and not ruining this mans life! Or even focus on the fact that your homosexual son couldn't cut it in the military and your daughter has 3 friggen kids that she can't afford! One isn't even her husbands but she swears it is! You are the poster child for bad parenting! you were always out getting around the block, and you wonder why he won't pay! I wouldn't give you a flippin dime! Its people like YOU! That cause it to be hard on parents who really need the money to raise their children. That surely isn't you!

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Finally getting somewhere
by: Anonymous

Looks like they are in the process of Revoking his driver's license. May take a month or so but at least it will get done. He will have to make court appointment to have it reenstated and pay supposrt. Also they are trying to get a new court date. This will be at least the 3 or 4th time in front of the judge - "let him explain why he has not paid after agreeing to it".

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still trying to collect too
by: Anonymous

I have a judgement for 30k and he has a 2nd child who he also owes over 60k. OCSE doesnt enforce the orders and he sits at home with his 3 and 4th children while his wife works, he posts pictures of drugs on his twitter acct. Cant afford $65 a week for my daughter but has $85 a week for drugs. Good luck to his current wife who is 37 and should know better. I will continue to prosecute. $10 a day for a child isnt asking for much effort on his part

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been there, still there
by: Carol

Pay no attention to the f--king moron who sent that reply, it's probably a deadbeat parent. I too am owed child support and arrears in the amount of 23,000. I work 60+ hours per week in order to provide for my child. His father lives and works in CA (we are in IN) I have gotten nowhere with local support agencies. Only we know how tough it is to raise kids with no financial help. I will not give up and you shouldn't either! Good luck to you.

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Reply to : Chris
by: Anonymous

You obviously know Pat - you can believe whatever he tells you - but I am not going anywhere and he will eventually pay or do jail time. I will do whatever I have to to see that he takes responsibility for his actions. I have given him the opportunity to reduce child support once and he didn't take it so now he will deal with the whole balance.

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To the sad exuse of a person that commented on my page
by: Anonymous

For your info - I am working full time - sounds like you are one of those people that think it is alright to ignore responsibilities or you have no kids of your own or owe child support yourself of perhaps your other half owes it and ignores it. Sad when someone like you believes that it is alright for a parent to abandon their children. Bad language shows what kind of person you are. you are a sad excuse for a human being. Either way - it will catch up to my ex and he will pay by money or jail - can't run forever.

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Continue your fight!
by: Anonymous

Whoever commented on this post is a moron. Try raising kids without help. Mine owes me $53,000 and having same problem with non payment. He has been in prison and parole still does not help us in making him pay. There is no justice. Just remember to no let it go, continue to push for something to happen and someday, even if he get social security, you can get that from him. He will always owe child support, but the wait in very long for many of us.

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Big freaking baby
by: Chris

Stop being such a baby about it! You probably could recoup all that money if you just get your ass to work and stop chasing after your ex. Fucking moron.

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