Child Support and Jail - Please respond if you have experience with this. **update**
Long story short; I have been legally separated a little over a year.
My ex has not paid child support and is now in contempt of court for a 3rd time. The first time he said he would pay XXX and he didn't. The second time he asked for a payment agreement to skip a month, then make regular payments. He paid $750 one time and that was it.
We go to court on Thursday and he has asked for another payment agreement to stay out of jail. He asked for 30 days or he will go to jail.
Last time he was before the judge he was told he would serve 6 months and have work release for 3 of them.
I was recently laid off so I NEED this support money. I have applied at a bunch of places but have not heard back from them yet. I also have an online job that is sporadic and a 2nd online possible job that I am interviewing for this week.
My question is DO I give him the payment arrangement again or just say the hell with it and send him to jail?
If he goes to jail he will lose his job selling insurance. He says they can't use his job for work release because they can't track where he goes. Oh, as of right now he owes over $8,000.
No bashing please, thanks in advance!
This man is crazy. Now he tells me if he goes to jail that I need to clean out his apartment! I told him to have his gf do it since she has free time and a key.
Also ds heard me talking to his dad on the phone. He overheard that my mother-in-law does not know what is going on - and he called and told her. I told him it was NOT his place to do that. He doesn't care, he is 18 and po'd at his dad.