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Man who fathered 30 kids says he needs a break—on child support

Posted by on May. 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support.

Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women, reports WREG-TV.

The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old.

Hatchett explains how he reached such a critical mass: He had four kids in the same year. Twice.

Back in 2009 when Hatchett was in court to answer charges that many of the mothers were not receiving child support, he had 21 children. At the time, he said he was not going to father any more kids, but he ended up having nine more in the past three years.

The state cannot order Hatchett to stop making babies. He hasn't broken any laws, according to the report.


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SisterPeach
by on May. 18, 2012 at 2:03 PM

*raised eyebrow*

KenzieQsMommy
by on May. 18, 2012 at 2:26 PM
Gross
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KenzieQsMommy
by on May. 19, 2012 at 11:30 PM

The chicks who had kids with a man who had that many kids......SMDH!!

This is insane.

lifeisajoy
by on May. 19, 2012 at 11:58 PM

He needs jailed time- he is not paying his child support

LindaClement
by on May. 20, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Half? Wow. There was a guy in BC whose child support order was 140% of his income.

Angeleyes_6
by on May. 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM
In my state the max is 50% too. Sucks for those moms, I can't imagine getting a couple bucks a month childsupport. Like what will that pay for. They need to figure a way for him to pay more for his kids.
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StephanAndCoral
by on May. 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM
I read that i had started to think that maybe a judge ruled that he needed to pay child support and they found he had fathered so many through a sperm bank but to father that many willingly and then try and get out of paying is really sad those poor kids. Also as my son pointed out "that is about 3 kids a mom" how did they not know?
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kerryket
by on May. 20, 2012 at 4:19 PM
I wonder what his level of involvement is with the children he has fathered.
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janessa27
by on May. 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

surprised 

LindaClement
by on May. 21, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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That's Magic Money talk... you can't get blood from a turnip. If he doesn't have any money (or any more money) no one can turn him (or his future) into a pile of money.

I usually recommend that women in this position act as if the dad died without insurance... move on, honey. He wasn't loaded when you met, he wasn't loaded when you slept with him, he isn't loaded now.

Quoting Angeleyes_6:

In my state the max is 50% too. Sucks for those moms, I can't imagine getting a couple bucks a month childsupport. Like what will that pay for. They need to figure a way for him to pay more for his kids.


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