Skip to comments.Father says he's still paying child support for 3-year-old son who died 25 years ago
Posted on 02/16/2013 3:21:29 PM PST by Texas Fossil
Campbell says even clerks at the Friend of the Court have been baffled.
"The lady said 'how you owe on a child been dead 23 years?' I said I dont know and she said well do another audit".
Court officials admitted to 7 Action News that the calculations from the audits were wrong and that they would expedite another one.
The latest audit resulted in what court officials believe is an accurate amount Campbell still owes: $6,460.08.
And after so many erroneous audits, Campbell still doubts he owes that amount because for so many years he was paying for what court officials believed were two children.
A spokesperson for Friend of the Court tells 7 Action News that there is no clear reason other than human error to explain why multiple audits generated such varied amounts.
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2nd audit said $20,000
3rd audit said $6,460.08
Now they are going to audit it for the 4th time.
They must be using the same accounting practices as Obama uses in DC!
I doubt it. The audits are getting lower.
Maybe they have records showing the child has been voting since he was 18, proof he is not deceased.
This sounds like the bookkeeping in my daughter’s Ortho office.
I bet Mom keeps cashin the checks.
“Maybe they have records showing the child has been voting since he was 18, proof he is not deceased.”
Such a statement may sound like a joke to some but there is actually a solid chance that this is what happened. Scary thought :(
Oh I imagine so ......
Get a lawyer and sue for overpayment. Sure the POS lawyer will get the lion’s share but the nightmare will be over.
Are there hosptial bills and this is the way he is paying his share?
Maybe if wasn't a deadbeat, I said maybe, maybe his child would still be alive.
Anyway, I guess he'll win the award as "Father of Year" next year.
Just looked up what “ Friend of the Court” is.
They have the power of enforcement by garnishing wages, suspending drivers license, Passport, etc.
If it were me, I’d take them to court.
and if one wishes to define bureaucracy in terms of political science, that is as a form of government - the rule of office as contrasted to the rule of men of one man or of the few, or of the manybureaucracy unhappily is the rule of nobody and for this reason is perhaps the least human and most cruel form of rulership".
It’s just the dumb@sses at Child Support - they probably ran a computer check, saw this guy stopped paying, and assessed him child support since then.
Good luck getting that straightened out.
The King is stupid.
The King can do no wrong.
Hope he’s got a lawyer. Time to sue.
There is no upside for a fertile and virile man these days. If I had it all to do over again and were able to do so, I would have had myself vasectomized at puberty.
She was one of the most intelligent people I ever read. And one of the hardest to understand. Primary language barrier with incredibly complex sentence structure.
Her Book: “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, was one of the most difficult reads I ever attempted.
Too few people in the US are familiar with her.
My plant's safety manager was forced to pay child support for his 19 year old daughter who had already been in the Navy for a year and a half.......You can't argue with the ignorance that goes on in that court system.
I am sure there was some of that, skips in employment.
But after 25 years? Looks like someone would have told him about the death of the child. Suspect the mother did not want to reduce her income and the courts said, “he is out of state” so we will make it as difficult as possible.
I honestly have no knowledge of the details of this, but I am not surprised about “bureaucratic efficiency” in Detroit. /sarcasm
That is exactly what they are doing with Obozo’s unemployment figures. Getting lower by bogus calculations.
But, yes the deficits are growing rapidly and they see no problem.
Hospital bills, probably. Was he informed? It is obviousl he was not. That was 23 years ago.
Am I defending a flaky father, no. But rember the people who are in charge of collecting this have the mind of a collection agent. And they have no sympathy for the father, ever.
I never defended the father. But if you read the article even “the friend of the court” cannot understand why he still has a balance 23 years after the childs death (they had been garnishing his wages).
Also note the variance of the audit. Each time they were reduced and each time they were worlds appart.
Bureaucrap suck.... I do not appologize for that statement.
If I remember correctly she said something to the effect: the key or prerequisite to a totalitarian government is a large and unencumbered bureaucracy.
I don’t know if its still a problem but here in Jackson, they used to have a problem of guys losing their jobs because of court ordered community service. You had to do the service when they said so and they didn’t concern themselves with your job.
They had guys getting all tied up in that mess and they simply couldn’t get ahead but it was free labor for the county.
No doubt we have that when the rule of law is destroyed.
The Federal Government is very large, unaccountable if not tied to constitutional restraint.
There are serious consequences of allowing this.
The solution? DownSize DC! Eliminate entire Rogue, unaccountable, unconstitutional departments.
We can begin with the US Dept. of Education, including it’s SWAT teams. Then the EPA. Then we are just getting warmed up.
Can that happen? Not sure.
I will have to dig her book out of my library and see what I have forgotten that it contained. I might gain a better perspective by re-reading it after a 25 year lapse since I read it.
A common story in the divorce/cohabitation regime for at least three decades or more. Have fun. Enjoy the feminist/romanticist slide.
These child support agencies can “attribute” all sorts of earnigns to a guy who does not show up. The mother can say well he worked construction once upon a time and earned $30/hour so gross income is based on that. The support is set. The guy is unaware he can ask for a “review” of support amount due to his un or underemployment. Agencies fight lowering due to their 2% processing charge on every dime that goes through them.
They also can make Dad pay birth expenses if Mom was on benefits. In this case, probably make him pay the funeral bill.
Filing bankruptsy may not relieve him of this obligation.
“But after 25 years? Looks like someone would have told him about the death of the child. Suspect the mother did not want to reduce her income and the courts said, he is out of state so we will make it as difficult as possible.”
In most cases the child support isn’t going to the mother, but rather to the state because the mother is on welfare/ADC.
The state has no reason to agree to shut off the cash flow when the child is 18, or dead as in this case.
Well, it can happen but I see that only after we go full bore hyperinflation until money has no meaning because we are so broke. The school of hard knocks seems to be the only way people as a whole learn or wake up from their trance when the culture has descended down into complete depravity.
Thanks for the explanation.
Learn? We have a steep learn curve.
“Essays on Political Economy”
By the late M. Frederic Bastiat(1874)
-That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen-
“This explains the fatally grievous condition of mankind.
Ignorance surrounds its cradle: then its actions are determined by their first consequences, the only ones which, in its first stage, it can see.
It is only in the long run that it learns to take account of the others.
It has to learn this lesson from two very different masters—experience and foresight.
Experience teaches effectually, but brutally. It makes us acquainted with all the effects of an action, by causing us to feel them; and we cannot fail to finish by knowing that fire burns, if we have burned ourselves.
For this rough teacher, I should like, if possible, to substitute a more gentle one.
I mean Foresight. For this purpose I shall examine the consequences of certain economical phenomena, by placing in opposition to each other those which are seen, and those which are not seen.”