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Child support: What if the dad ain't working?

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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What will they do if the dad isn't working to get him to pay child support?  Is he just off scott free or do they make him pay a minimum amount?  I guess they can't garnish his wages so they will expect him to pay voluntarily?

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by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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momathome86
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:02 PM

my ex is getting paid under the table and the state can't get him on it so I don't get a penny.

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southernjess3
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:02 PM

haha....mine was supposed to pay $5.00 a week. But we NEVER saw it..lol

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Shy_Dia
by Gold Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:02 PM

 they'll calculate what he COULD be making (min. wage) and set that up. until he gets a job, the CS amount will just keep adding and adding. i think after a while, he can go to court and end up in jail for not paying-- but then that means there'll be no payments that way either. lol

 




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charmgirl
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM

I was told that in MD, $50 is the absolute minimum for C/S, even if they dont have a job, 50 a month. But that's just hearsay.

 

 

hallen08
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM

They will hound him with everything, every time he gets a new job, they'll be right there to garnish, and he has back payments to make, which means (this is by state) that he won't be able to get anything back from taxes until that back support is paid, and he can't do anything, like get a passport, or leave the country..... I know, because dh has looked into it because his ex is a total B*&$# (don't think less of him, he wants to be there for his kids, and he's paying it now, but she tries to up it every couple of months it seems).

mamajen07
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:04 PM

where i live it's calculated depending on his income, if a parent makes LESS than 7 grand, you pay $0. =( it's stupid. if the parent hasn't given up their rights, there should be a minimum amount.

TheFoo
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:05 PM

In Minnesota they will suspend your drivers licence and not let you have it back till you can prove you are paying child support again.

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pellen
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:06 PM

I have been told by a person who was without a job that your child support will not change unless it is taken to court. His child support should be the same amount he was paying when he did have a job.

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KDeneau71009
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:08 PM

my husbands dad never held a job but they still went after him for child support....but it was like $5.00 and he's never paid and owes like over $200,000...he was even in an accident and was going to get a settlement but chose not to because it would all go to his back child support....talk about a DEAD BEAT! They don't really even go after him for it either...i think my mother in law received a few $8.00 checks just recently and my husband is 28

2boys_1girl
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:09 PM

In my state they will compute his POTENTIAL income.

If he doesn't pay for 3 or more months they will take his driver's license.

If he sits on it after that for a few more months they will throw him in jail.

Then if someone bails him out you get that cash.

 

In the meantime they will garnish ANY money coming his way that they can including but not limited to tax returns etc.

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