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broke42
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Is there any way to collect anything?
      #763424 - 09/26/11 10:22 PM

I'll try to make this simple (even though it isn't). My ex owes nearly $14k in child support. We had court today for his failure to comply. Numerous excuses always prevail as to why he "can't" find a job. Bottom line, he won't work. He has no bills as he lives with his mother. There is no relationship between him and child. He has no house, no car, no income, no assets (or so he claims). However, while he says he can't find a job, I've found 7 jobs he could do. Is there any possible way to enforce this child support or am I pretty much at a deadend? Tax-intercept isn't useful as he won't work, so no tax return. Taking away driver's license won't work as that was revoked anyway for dui charges. I have a ft job, but it isn't enough to cover the bills. I can't get assistance. I'm ready to give up. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: broke42]
      #763425 - 09/26/11 10:26 PM

Was it a contempt action? What was the outcome?

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: broke42]
      #763427 - 09/26/11 10:30 PM

Has he worked at least 40 quarters in his life (10 years)? If so, way down the line you can attach his social security. Ultimately, anyone that is willing to abandon their child(ren) and is determined not to pay is mostly successful.

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: Renny]
      #763428 - 09/26/11 10:30 PM

He basically has ongoing contempt. In the spring, he was jailed for ftc (civil contempt). He was released on a partial payment (one month). Today he was supposed to bring another partial payment (one month), and failed to. His atty claimed that they didn't know (even though they were both present at the last one). The judge said he had until first thing tomorrow to bring the $ in or he would be jailed for the entire remainder of the purge (about $2k). This is just an ongoing problem, though, and the excuses and lies continue to pile up.

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: broke42]
      #763429 - 09/26/11 10:33 PM

He hasn't worked much at all (maybe 5 months) out of the last 3 years. He did work while we were married and for a while earned pretty good money. How do I attach social security? We have two kids, but one has aged out (although he still owes arrears on both).

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: broke42]
      #763430 - 09/26/11 10:34 PM

The court would attach it, but it doesn't occur until they collect it.....which probably wouldn't be until they are in their 60's.

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: broke42]
      #763431 - 09/26/11 10:36 PM

NOT defending him, but lets be honest, just because you FOUND seven jobs he could do, doesn't mean he will get HIRED by one of them. But the others are correct, if he is DETERMINED to not pay, there is really nothing they can do. Yes, you can put him in jail, and you should, but that will not make him pay, as he is in jail.

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Why give a "senior" discount, they have had plenty of time to raise the money...


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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: DedicatedDad]
      #763432 - 09/26/11 10:36 PM

So, I guess I only have to wait 15 more years. (haha) Thanks, though, because I didn't know that was an option.

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: broke42]
      #763433 - 09/26/11 10:40 PM

I understand that. With his history, he may not be hired by any of them. I guess my point was that there were 7 opportunities...he won't even make an attempt. I want to keep fighting for my kids (because we NEED the money). Believe me, if I didn't need it, I wouldn't even ask for it. I'm just getting exhausted because I feel like it's a losing battle.

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Re: Is there any way to collect anything? [Re: broke42]
      #764230 - 10/04/11 08:44 PM

Oh get a life! Why are you wasting time hounding this man? He doesn't have any money. He's unemployed. You're just making it worse for him. Why do you need money? For what? If you need extra money, go out and get an extra job yourself. I believe if men don't want to pay child support they shouldn't have to.

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