Skip to comments.Powerball winner canít collect all his money until he pays off $29,000 in child support (title edit)
Posted on 03/28/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT by SMGFan
Pedro Quezada, a New Jersey bodega owner who struck it rich by winning Powerball, celebrates his lottery victory during a press conference on Tuesday. But the Passaic County Sheriff says Quezada cant claim his bounty, $338 million, until he pays off $29,000 in outstanding child support.
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So take it out of his winnings.
He needs to call JG Wentworth!
Its your money...
How does the Sheriff have the authority to stop payment? What the h*ll is up with that?
...and learns to speak English.
No kidding. Even if you don’t take it out of his winnings before you cut the check .... it’d be better to let him collect, then just garnish the $29K. Should take his baby-mama’s lawyer about 20-minutes to draft a garnishment.
Makes no sense to withhold money he could use to pay ... waiting for him to pay. The mother would be better off if they just paid him.
News Flash: Not all divorced women are saints.
Bwaaaaaa ha ha ha! Payday loan. 1,000% interest.
Sends all the wrong messages.
25 years and only now would he’d be in the front row at ESL class.
He is probably enforcing a court order already in place regarding asset seizure due to unpaid child support.
I was going to post the same thing. What ever happened to due process?
“So it was a deadbeat dad won the lotto. Lovely. So it was a deadbeat dad won the lotto. Lovely. Sends all the wrong messages.”
The term deadbeat dad has pretty much lost it’s meaning anymore. Could be nothing more than a man who was accessed child support and got laid off...
How does the hold help the child?!
Based on what I know about this guy a judge ought to put about 30% of his lotto winnings in a trust fund for his kid.
I wonder how much of that 29K actually goes to his family and how much will be sucked up by administrative costs?
Spoken like a person that has no clue what mandated child support has done to the inner-city family unit.
Perhaps you should look at that aspect.
He can't get his money right now but if you front him $29,000
“How does the hold help the child?!”
There is no hold. It’s just a silly story... This guy could barrow 50K in about 20 seconds.
In fact that’s what I would recommend. That way he’s be up to date on his child support when he came into money. You know his child support is going to go up now, and it’s better for him if he isn’t in the rears when he goes to court.
“Based on what I know about this guy”
So what do you know? Care to share?
He has a job and he owes child support.
“He has a job and he owes child support.”
Is that it? How much does he make? What are his monthly payments. An awful lot of jobs out there will not even provide food and housing for one person.
Sounds like you know nothing...
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“Got a prison record? We don’t care.”
“Don’t have a job? We don’t care.”
“You don’t expect to pay us? THAT’S when we care.”
Let’s see. Assets equal to $338,000,000 before taxes. Needs 29,000 loan to pay off the ex-wife for support. I’m prety sure he can get a loan.
As a side note, it wouldn't suprise me in the least if one of his customers bought the ticket then brought it back to him to see if it was a winner and as occasionally happens, he says no, pretends to throw it away and the ticket buyer walks away thinking they were a loser.......and he cashes in.
While I'm sure that has happened in this case he didn't have lotto in his store and bought the ticket at another store.
Not really interested in your opinion, sorry.
“News Flash: Not all divorced women are saints.”
Oh, that blows my theory out of the water......
“But it’s your bodega!” ping.
Don’t give up so easy. - Remember what Churchill said - “Never, never, never, never, never, never, NEVAH!, GIVE UP!”
Mandated child support is least among the culprits of the dissolution of the family unit, whether in the inner-city, suburbia, or rural America.
I have the sneeky feeling he’s gunna owe a lot more than
$29K going forward.
Mama just hit the big one, too.
So the creep owes child support. It will get paid. The big question in my mind is whether he’ll share his winnings with that child or children....does he have a heart?
I had an employed Christian ex who NEVER paid his child support, and in fact, stole money from his children’s accounts — money they had made themselves, as child models. Of course the children felt awful about this.
At least the lottery winner has a chance to make restitution both financially and emotionally to all of his children. Let’s hope that he does.
I worked with this group for twenty years. I have seen first hand what this mandate has done.
Would you elaborate? I see lots of villains. Women being encouraged (paid) to have children out of wedlock, having more children than they can possibly care for to get the money, children having children. Incentive for fathers not to be there. On and on and on. How do you separate out mandated child support for first place honors?