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KingChicken Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 08:48 AM
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2. While he is unemployed, possibly for months, he still must pay...
Edited on Fri Jan-14-05 08:53 AM by KingChicken
Because of new legislation arrest warrants can be issued if a father defaults on payment. It used to be difficult because the mother was responsible for going after the father for the money. Now the state goes after the father automatically.

What i'm saying here is that while unemployed a father must continue to make full payments, untill he has a hearing which can take many months, during this time payments could be 50% - 75% of his unemployment benefits. This is causing people to go into debt when they can least afford it.

You must realize that $1,000 a month comes out of his net pay, after taxes and child support he only nets about $24,000 a year (- $12,000 + $15,000). He also takes care of his son at least 50% of the time, and pays all extra expenses. He is left with nothing.
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