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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 11:37 AM
Response to Reply #60
62. Kids don't "become" a case number
They have a case number assigned to their case. They are still a child, that's a ridiculous attempt to blame Friends of the Court for dehumanizing them. I have a social security number, that hardly means I've "become" a social security number.

Three or four grand behind on child support can be a huge deal to the parent who expected the money. One thing I noticed with my ex, even when he was out of work, no income, couldn't possibly find a way to provide food for our daughter - he still was magically able to afford coffee and cigarettes and pay his own rent.

When you are out of work because you break a leg or something, you're responsible for letting Friends of the Court know about it right away and request a change in the support level. If you're out of work for months and do nothing to inform them, there are consequences.

Again, less that half of the child support money in Michigan is actually paid. I don't know how you get any more lax than that, unless you just do away with child support completely.
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