Actually go to jail for not paying child support? I hear so many stories about how the dead beat owes thousands of dollars and I wonder how it got that way, without him paying the consequences. I'm going to court tomorrow for a contempt case with my ex and he doesn't think anything will happen. He hasn't even attempt to pay anything and they gave him 3 months to come up with the money before our court date tomorrow. He owes about 3 grand now. My ex someone convinced his job to pay him under the table 3 months after cs was ordered. I want to hear stories about the dead beats that paid the consequences so I can have a little hope.