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Listen folks. I am not a deadbeat dad that hides and runs from my responsibilities. I am a retired deputy sheriff, narcotics detective, court officer. I've spent about 18 years serving you, the public, in different aspects of my employment.
I'm not sure what your support payments are, I imagine a bit more than mine with two children instead of one.. But to get $4000 behind you must not have paid for a number of months.
I sympathize with what you're going through, but it could have all been avoided by making your child support payments. I've been making child support payments for 12 + years, and have had a stretch where I was unemployed.. My child support still got paid during that time.
So now you have an unpaid judgement against you and thus the derogatory credit. Additionally recent changes to federal law allow them to suspend your drivers license, intercept any tax refund you may have been expecting, etc etc.
If it makes you feel better, my daughter's mom lives with her parents, has virtually no bills, and collects child support from both myself and her son's father, while simultaneously receiving welfare from the state.. She spends the entire summer vacationing while I work 60+ hours a week to take care of my responsibilities. Life is far from fair, but you just have to sack up and do what's expected of you.
You don't need a car to have a job. Bus pass is probably cheaper than fuel anyway.