The Court System is Broken with Prejudice
This is a long story but I know it has mass appeal as many are in my same position. I lost my job 11 months ago and since then I have not been able to find any full time employment. I was making $100k/year and was very fortunate. I was also paying $1,300/month in child support without fail for 7 years and never missed a payment. 2 months after I lost my job, I finally filed for a child support modification because things looked pretty grim for me to find another job anytime soon. That was in August 2009.
Since then, I have battled in court many times to get my child support modified, but the payments continued piling up where today the court says I am now over $15,000 in arrearage and theyve DENIED my request for child support modification AND they say if I dont pay I will have my drivers license suspended. They told me to cash in whatever I have in my IRA i was fortunate enough to have form my previous employer and continue paying child support til its used up! THIS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! I currently teach one class at a local Community College and earn $500/month, and I'm about to lose my house to foreclosure or short sale (whichev er comes first) and the courts are telling me to pay $15k in arrearage back to when I lost my job 11 months ago PLUS continue paying 3 times what I earn each month in child support!
The big problem is- the judges! They dont follow the law! Nor do they read what you submit to them, nor do they ever make a ruling. They drag things on and on and this is a shame that i am getting reduced down to being a dead beat dad.
How many other dads out there are having the same problem?
Ive paid over $100,000 in child support in 7 years and I have about 3 years left til my second child is 18, and this judge is assuming that I would give up a high paying job, my house, my health insurance, and everything just to purposely avoid paying the last few years of child support???? This is absurd! How does anyone get the judges to follow the law? There is plenty of legal president and I had an attorney submit a Memorandum of law and its pretty clear what the law is but THESE JUDGES DO NOT FOLLOW THE LAW! Instead, they are prejudced against me.
I need your help blowing the lid off on this broken Orange County Court system.
I need your help and want to get this situation out in the media so others (including me) dont get treated unfairly. All I want is the law to be followed. The assumptions made by these judges is horrendous. Even the Child Support Enforcement Office says if it were up to them they would close the case...but the Domestic Relations Division in Orlange County has their OWN ideas.
Anyone have any ideas for media outlets (TV) I can bring this to?