Originally posted by spiritwomyn
Child support should never be abought the gender of the parents but the well being of the children.
So please stop with the whole gender bashing thing. Human beings make choices to be a certain way. For some its women for others men, in the end it
should be about being a responsible person.
Absolutely agreed. It should have never been about the gender of the parents to begin with, and it should have always been about the well-being of the
children first and foremost.
Forgive me if it sounds like I was bashing women and making it sound like a gender issue. The changes in my State swing both ways, benefiting both
genders which is why the Title of the Thread was "EQUAL RIGHTS FINALLY COMES TO CHILD SUPPORT".
It sounds like your particular case is also at the other extreme, and you and your children have my total sympathies. It is sad that their Father
would be so irresponsible as to not care about their welfare and well-being.
However, there are Federal Laws in place that are meant to prevent those kind of grievous avoidance of paying Child Support. You may want to contact
the OCSE (Office of Child Support Enforcement).
The OCSE can obtain Child Support Payments for you by getting those funds from your Ex by:
1.) Routing Federal and state income tax refunds to the Child Support Recipient.
2.) Liens placed on property
3.) Sale of property.
When past-due child support is owed, the following may occur:
1.) Unpaid child support can be reported automatically to credit reporting bureaus.
2.) Drivers, professional, occupational and recreational licenses can be suspended if the obligated parent is not paying required support.
3.) The U.S. State Department will revoke or deny a passport to someone who owes more than $2,500 in back child support.
4.) Child support agencies have agreements with financial institutions to freeze and seize accounts of those identified as owing back child
5.) In certain states and under certain circumstances, criminal actions can be taken against chronic delinquent parents who owe large sums of child
You can contact your local OCSE here:
You can also report Child Support Evaders here:
Be sure to include as much information as you have - name(s), Court Order #, state where the custodial parent/children are, state where the
noncustodial parent is, where he/she is working, and any identifying information that you think of, as well as any information on how they are evading
[edit on 30-10-2009 by fraterormus]