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  • Facing child support, Minneapolis man joins the jihad

    05/20/2015 7:22:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    AP on ^ | 5/20/15 | Amy Fortili
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet. After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children — including one less than a year old. Months later, he surfaced in Syria, where he went to fight for the Islamic State.
  • Gap remains in video record of fatal SC police shooting

    04/10/2015 10:12:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 110 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2015 12:05 AM EDT | Jeffrey Collins and Michael Biesecker
    Dashboard video shows a police officer making a routine traffic stop. Cellphone video shows the officer shooting the fleeing motorist in the back. What remains a mystery is what happened during the minutes in between that led the police officer to become a killer. The dash cam footage released by state police on Thursday showed North Charleston Officer Michael Thomas Slager pulling over black motorist Walter Scott for a broken brake light last weekend. Slager, who is white, has been charged with murder in Scott’s death. […] What’s missing is what happens from the time the two men run out...
  • NPRM: Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs AT-14-13

    01/11/2015 2:09:40 PM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 6 replies
    Feds ^ | Feds
    The Federal Child Support rules are being revised. You may comment to them on or before January 16th! Nick LaDads To be deleted, please reply DELETE. ------------------------- ACTION TRANSMITTAL AT-14-13 DATE: November 17, 2014 TO: State and Tribal Agencies Administering Child Support Enforcement Plans under Title IV‑D of the Social Security Act and other Interested Individuals SUBJECT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs ATTACHMENT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2014 (Vol. 79 FR No. 221 68548) SUMMARY: In developing this proposed regulation, the federal Office...
  • Spanish dad told to pay child support to daughter, 29

    11/01/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 33 replies
    the Local (Spain) ^ | 29 Oct 2014 13:27 GMT+01:00
    A Spanish judge has ordered a father to pay his 29-year-old daughter €500 ($630) a month in financial assistance, citing the difficulties under 30s have in finding work because of the country's crisis. A man who has been been paying child support to his daughter for 24 years will have to do so for a little longer after a judge in southern Spain's Cádiz province ruled he would have to continue to support her until she completed her studies. The man who separated from the woman's mother nearly a quarter of a century ago had gone to court asking that...
  • Detroit man fights $30k child support bill for kid that is not his

    10/28/2014 8:54:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | October 28, 2014 | Kim Russell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The State of Michigan is ordering a Detroit man to pay tens of thousands of dollars, or go to prison. The reason? He owes back child support for a child that everyone agrees is not his. "I feel like I’m standing in front of a brick wall with nowhere to go," said Carnell Alexander. He says he learned about the paternity case against him during a traffic stop in Detroit in the early 90s. The officer told him he is a deadbeat dad, there was a warrant out for his arrest. “I knew I didn’t have a child, so I...
  • Statutory rape victim reportedly forced to pay child support

    09/02/2014 10:08:47 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 166 replies
    PHOENIX — A man who slept with a 20-year-old woman when he was 14 — and didn’t learn he was a father until eight years later — is now being forced to pay child support, the Arizona Republic reports. Olivas, who said he was confused and going through a rough patch at that time of his life time, said the two went their separate ways after the encounter. Arizona law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent to sexual relations with an adult under any circumstance. All of it was put behind him, he thought, until two years ago...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Obama meets with single mom, 'the person we are working for' ["Father" does not appear in article]

    07/18/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 17, 2014 | Christi Parsons
    ... Tanei Benjamin, a single mother in Delaware who is trying to put herself through school. She works six days a week at $15 an hour, she wrote. After paying rent and child care, she barely makes ends meet. But she doesn’t want to quit school. Settling down with her laptop, sitting on her bed, she typed, “Mr. President …” “I am a single mother of one beautiful 5-year-old girl,” she wrote. “I was married and divorced by the age of 16 ...” She explained how she was working full time while also attending the university. She wanted a business...
  • VANITY--Another GOOD Reason Never to Start a Family in New York State

    Coverage Expansion Through Age 29 Who is eligible? In order to participate, the “Age 29” law requires the coverage, the young adult’s parent, and the young adult to meet certain requirements. The Coverage The coverage must: Be a group or group remittance health insurance policy that includes coverage for dependents; Be issued in New York State and subject to New York State laws; and Be fully insured (this benefit does not apply to self-funded plans). Please contact your employer, employee benefits administrator or insurance company to find out what state laws apply to the policy and if your coverage is...
  • UK facing 'major' sperm shortage

    06/27/2014 4:36:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    bbc ^ | 6-27-2014 | James Gallagher
    Some clinics rely on imported sperm to keep up with demand. However, the BFS chairman, Dr Allan Pacey, said he was "worried" that some clinics may be setting a lower bar to "get donors through the door". He said woman may be subjected to more invasive and expensive techniques if poor-quality sperm were used. There are thought to have been fewer sperm donors after the right to anonymity was removed in 2005.
  • Freezing Tiny Human Beings

    06/18/2014 2:05:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 18, 2014 | ARLAND K. NICHOLS
    Karla and Jacob began dating in 2009 when they were 42 and 32 years old, respectively. After Karla was diagnosed with lymphoma, and “despite neither of them thinking the relationship had long-term prospects,” both agreed to have human embryos created from their gametes. These were frozen for later use because treatment would, unfortunately, destroy Karla’s fertility. Their relationship was short-lived, yet, Karla’s only chance of giving birth to her own genetic children remained the use of the frozen progeny resulting from this relationship.Jacob objected and the two went to court. This May, the Illinois judge ruled that Karla can...
  • Pierre man protests paying perpetual child support (South Dakota & Canada)

    04/05/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT · by cutty · 57 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | April 5, 2014 | Joe O'Sullivan
    Both of Haraldson's children are in their 20s. South Dakota's child support laws only require child support payments up to age 18 in most cases, and 19 in one other instance. But Haraldson, born and raised in South Dakota, was living in Canada at the time of his divorce. There, child support laws can go on indefinitely, unless he hires a lawyer and fights. "I was told it was going to be $20,000 to $30,000 to litigate, and I'd have a 50-50 chance," Haraldson said by phone from Pierre. "I just went, 'Oh, my God.'" Haraldson, a 52-year-old computer support...
  • Judge: No, parents can’t be forced to financially support their disobedient 18-year-old child

    03/05/2014 2:26:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2014 | AllahPundit
    C’mon. In the new America, you’re not really an adult until you’re 26. Maybe longer, depending on the next unilateral executive rule change.This case had to end this way, didn’t it? Rachel Canning, a senior at Morris Catholic High School, went to court to force her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning, to pay her child support, her private school tuition, medical and related bills, college expenses and legal fees. Canning is an honor student and athlete, but her parents have stopped paying her bills because, they say, she would not obey their rules…Her parents countered that she voluntarily left home...
  • Judge rules sperm donor to lesbians owes child support

    01/24/2014 5:59:36 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2014 | no attribution
    A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday
  • Father pays outstanding child support, still gets jail time

    01/12/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 136 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 1/3/2014 | Fox 26
    HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Clifford Hall says he's more than happy to pay child support for his 11-year-old son. "I'm his father it's my responsibility to take care of him," Hall says. But Hall says when the amount of child support was modified no one told him. "I discovered for some reason his employer was withholding a large amount some weeks a small amount some weeks a zero amount some weeks," says Hall's attorney Tyesha Elam. "I didn't want to go to jail basically," Hall says. So Hall quickly paid almost 3 grand in back child support.
  • Man injected with HIV virus, credits his faith to forgive his father (video)

    10/02/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | 9/30/2013 | Fox 2 News
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It was a story that made international headlines, a St. Louis area baby injected with the HIV tainted blood by his father who didn’t want to pay child support. More than 20 years later, Brryan Jackson is amazed by his health, but his positive spirit and faith. Brryan’s story seemed unbelievable in 1992, when he was just 11 months old, his father, a hospital technician, injected him with HIV tainted blood. The goal was to kill Brryan so he could avoid paying child support. “Anyone in my condition would die in three months they gave me...
  • Vanity: Haven't Heard About Obamacare and Child Support PaYORS

    10/02/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 16 replies
    A man I know, has health insurance currently offered via the small business he works for. But he can't afford the $75-85 a week bargain basement rate for the lowest amount of coverage.
  • Jailed for Nonpayment of Child Support - But it's Not His Child

    03/25/2013 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    The feminists have ratcheted up the laws against men to such an outrageous level that paternity fraud is not just ignored, but routinely rubber stamped by the courts. Whether one agrees with the concept of child support or not, virtually everyone can agree that jailing men for child support over children who are not theirs is morally wrong. Men are routinely sent to jail for falling behind on paying child support, even though debtors' prisons in the U.S. were mostly eliminated in the mid-nineteenth century. The family courts and laws are set up in such a way that makes it...
  • Father says he's still paying child support for 3-year-old son who died 25 years ago

    02/16/2013 3:21:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    ABC News ( ^ | 2-16-13 | Kimberly Craig
    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 don’t know and she said we’ll 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...
  • KS: Sperm donor ordered by state to pay child support (to separated lesbian couple on assistance)

    01/02/2013 11:10:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/2/13 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple. William Marotta, 46, of Topeka said he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons," The Topeka Capital-Journal ( reported Monday. When he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, as well as financial responsibility for the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name...
  • Sperm donor for lesbian couple sued by State of Kansas for child support

    01/01/2013 4:05:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/31/2012 | BY: THERESA LESCHMANN
    The State of Kansas, which does not recognize same-sex unions, is pursuing child support from the man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple because the child’s mother is seeking financial aid. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is seeking to pass the cost of that child support on to the sperm donor of the lesbian couple involved. According to the Huffington Post’s Dec. 30 report, William Marotta, a Topeka mechanic, may have to pay child support for a child he signed away all his parental rights to. The story begins when Marotta answered a Craigslist ad for a sperm donor....
  • (Bastard Nation) 'I Should Sterilize You' - Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad of 9 to Stop Reproducing

    12/10/2012 12:11:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'I should sterilize you': Deadbeat dad of nine agrees to judge's order to stop having kids • Corey Curtis, 44, owes about $90,000 in back child support and interest to the mothers of his children • Agrees with judge's order to curb his excessive breeding as a condition of a three-year probation term • America’s most infamous baby machine, Desmond Hatchett of Tennessee, has fathered more than 20 children with 11 women A Wisconsin father of nine who's behind on child support payments has allegedly agreed with a judge's order not to have any more children until he can show...
  • Deadbeat Dad with 25 Kids with 18 Women Poses on Facebook with Stack of $100 Bills

    11/18/2012 9:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Naturally Moi ^ | November 12, 2012
    Here’s a question to ponder: If a man has 25 kids with 18 different women and isn’t paying child support on hardly any of them, should that man be allowed to keep having kids? A conservative might say “no way,” and be accused of racist oppression. A liberal might say “absolutely not” and be accused of letting a dead beat off the hook. Terry Turnage, a man with more kids than he could afford in a million lifetimes, was back in court to be scolded by a judge who should probably be getting him tested for STDs and s*x addiction....
  • More Possible Obamacare Fallout--Child Support Extended to Age 26

    08/09/2012 9:22:45 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 35 replies ^ | June 28 2012 | W. F. Price
    Health Care Bill Closer to Reality, Child Support to be Extended to 26 by W.F. Price on June 28, 2012 The Supremes have set the stage for the full implementation of Obamacare, and yet people are not fully aware of the consequences of this enormous, bloated bill. A provision of Obamacare that divorced fathers ought to pay close attention to is the extension of “dependent children” to age 26 (from Cornell’s law blog):
  • Man with 30 kids wants state help to pay his child support

    05/19/2012 1:46:49 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Staff
    A 33-year-old man who has fathered 30 kids is asking the state of Tennessee to give him a hand with his child support payments. Desmond Hatchett is having a tough time making ends meet while working a minimum wage job and seeing half of his paycheck get split up between his 11 baby mamas. Incidentally, his score and 10 kids is a record for Knox County, and some of his kids receive as little as $1.49 a month once the money is divvied up. Hatchett last appeared in court in May 2009, when he had a paltry 21 kids...
  • Man Who Fathered 30 Kids Says He Needs A Break—On Child Support [Four Kids Same Year! Obamanation?]

    05/18/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 18, 2012 | Pueng Vongs
    Man Who Fathered 30 Kids Says He Needs A Break—On Child Support [Pic of Father in URL] By Pueng Vongs And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support. Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women, reports WREG-TV. The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old. Hatchett...
  • Man With 30 Kids Can’t Pay Child Support [TN]

    05/18/2012 8:42:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | May 17, 2012 | Staff Writer
    (Knoxville, TN – WREG) Desmond Hatchett is pleading with the state of Tennessee to help him pay for child support. With 30 kids, who could afford to pay child support? Yes, 30 children by 11 different “baby mamas.” Desmond explained how it all happened, well you know what we mean, “I had four kids in the same year. Twice.” The children range in age from toddlers to 14 years old. He was last in court in 2009, at which time he had 21 children. That means he’s had at least 9 more children in the last 3 years. Hatchett...
  • Please DO NOT VOTE for LeBlanc for judge !!!

    02/22/2012 6:57:02 AM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 23 replies · 1+ views
    LaDads Blog ^ | February 22, 2012 | Nicholas M. James
    Please DO NOT VOTE for LeBlanc for judge !!! When asked at the Ascension GOP meeting about the MARTELLO case, LeBlanc professed ignorance on the first circuit court of appeals decision. This infamous case should be well known to all those who practice child support law as LeBlanc does. In MARTELLO, Judge Chutz ruled that Mr. Martello made $9,000/month in gross income. He then ordered Mr. Martello to pay $5,600/month in temporary spousal support and to pay another $2,600/month in child support. This left Mr. Ned Martello with about $860 dollars to live and pay taxes on according to the...
  • Unable to pay child support, poor parents land behind bars

    09/12/2011 6:56:00 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 158 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/12/2011 | Mike Brunker
    It may not be a crime to be poor, but it can land you behind bars if you also are behind on your child-support payments. 1. Only on 1. Updated 67 minutes ago 9/12/2011 12:10:41 PM +00:00 A day in the life of Iran’s president 2. Updated 70 minutes ago 9/12/2011 12:07:45 PM +00:00 Obama: We’re not where we need to be 3. Unable to pay child support, poor parents jailed 4. Getty Images Stock No promotion yet? Maybe you're not the boss' favorite 5. How 9/11 changed Pakistan 6. Image:Banff National Park UGC It's A Snap! Vote for...
  • Ill. Congressman responds to child support report

    07/28/2011 12:06:07 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011 1:52 PM EDT
    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, the tea party-backed Republican who squeaked into office last year by vowing to bring fiscal responsibility to Washington and who has been one of President Barack Obama's most outspoken critics during the standoff over the debt ceiling, is being sued for more than $100,000 in unpaid child support, a newspaper reported. The freshman congressman's ex-wife, Laura Walsh, filed the claim against him in December as part of their divorce case, saying he owed $117,437 to her and their three children, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in a story published Wednesday. *** Walsh, in a...
  • Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support

    07/27/2011 9:26:25 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Abdon Pallasch
    Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter/ July 27, 2011 9:59PM Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December. “I won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids unless we structurally reform the way this town spends money!” Walsh says directly into the camera...
  • Authorities crackdown on child support deadbeats

    04/29/2011 1:05:51 PM PDT · by Qbert · 73 replies · 1+ views
    WTOC-TV ^ | Apr 27, 2011 | WTOC-TV
    BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the child support enforcement division conducted round up of major violators who have failed to pay child support. Twenty-six parents with the highest totals of money owed were selected as targets of the sweep, according to the sheriff's office. The total values owed by those arrested is an estimated $500,000 with the highest individual arrearage being $42,000.  On Tuesday morning, warrants and patrol deputies arrested multiple defendants and transported them to the Bulloch County Jail.
  • Law would make lottery winners pay back taxes, child support (Pennsylvania)

    04/28/2011 8:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WHPTV- CBS ^ | 4/14/2011 | Ryan Eldredge
    House Bill 520 passed the House with unanimous support this week. The legislation would allow the Commonwealth to intercept PA Lottery winnings from individuals who are delinquent in state taxes. [Snip] The legislation also takes money out of winnings for delinquent child support payments.
  • 29 year old Father Claims To Have 21 Children

    04/05/2011 6:29:48 PM PDT · by eccentric · 46 replies
    Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc. ^ | 04/05/2011 | Associated Press
    <p>On paper, he has 20, possibly 21 children. With a minimum wage job, he can't afford to support them all.</p> <p>What is the state to do?</p> <p>Desmond Hatchett, 29, said he wasn't out to set a record, though he certainly holds it in Knox County Juvenile Child Support Court.</p>
  • Yankee-Bashing Canadian Comedian Seeks Refuge in… America

    02/08/2011 4:13:19 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 4 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 7, 2011 | Kathy Shaidle
    I always liked The Kids in the Hall. It was one of the few TV programs on the CBC that I've ever watched, so I didn't resent supporting it with my extorted tax dollars. My friends and I admired The Kids' uncanny ability to capture the mundane horrors of cubicle life at all levels, from CEO to temp, and duly adopted lots of their catchphrases. But like their comedic counterparts at "the Corpse" (The Royal Canadian Air Farce, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), they occasionally lapsed into brainless anti-Americanism, just not as frequently. Up here, it's a running, well, joke...
  • Facebook post upsets father of 23

    01/23/2011 9:36:41 AM PST · by chemicalman · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | January 23, 2011 | John DeSantis
    THIBODAUX — Larry Luther didn’t see the Facebook post by a Terrebonne Parish child-support hearing officer about a barroom bouncer appearing before him who has 23 children and “too much time on his hands.” But people who read a Courier and Daily Comet story containing questions about the posting’s propriety had little trouble determining who the posting was about and called Luther to tell him. Now the 41-year-old grandfather says he is preparing to file a Louisiana Judiciary Commission complaint against the hearing officer, William Dunckelman. “I am waiting on the papers in the mail,” Luther said Friday night. “I...
  • Russians want child support from woman who returned adopted son

    01/27/2011 12:28:59 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 01/22/2010
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - An American woman who sent her adopted son back to Russia has been hit with a child support claim by an adoption agency, but her attorney asked a Tennessee juvenile court to throw the claim out. Torry Hansen, who had been living in Shelbyville, sent the 8-year-old boy on a plane to Moscow by himself last April with a note saying that she didn't want to be his mother anymore because the child had psychological problems. The incident created an international uproar. According to documents obtained by the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Hansen's attorney filed a motion to dismiss...
  • MI Man not the Dad, but Owes the State Welfare Reimbursement Anyway

    07/29/2010 12:29:32 PM PDT · by fathers1 · 47 replies · 3+ views ^ | July 29, 2010 | Robert Franklin, Esq.
    One of my first jaw-dropping experiences in the fathers’ rights arena came back in 1999. I was researching the phenomenon of men who had learned after the fact - and sometimes long after the fact - that they’d fathered a child. I was interested in what happened to their parental rights if a mother kept a man’s child secret from him. I was astonished to learn that the rights of such a dad could vanish into thin air. The rule in many states was that, since he hadn’t actively cared for the child, he had no more claim to it....
  • Don’t pay support, go directly to jail

    06/16/2010 8:59:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 99 replies · 1,407+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 06/15/2010 | By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
      Ricky Luna was standing again in front of Associate Judge James Rausch. This time, the 30-year-old father was in trouble for failing to appear at a child support hearing months earlier. Despite being locked up before for ignoring orders to pay child support, Luna had managed to come up with only $13.11 for his two children during the past year. He mumbled that he couldn’t give more, that he didn’t have a job and that he lived with his parents.In Bexar County, parents like Luna who miss child support payments are far more likely to get jail time than...
  • Calif. Mom Finds Missing Children Using Facebook

    06/08/2010 8:33:24 AM PDT · by MissTed · 65 replies · 199+ views
    AP ^ | 6/5/10 | Staff
    A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook. The children's father, Faustino Utrera, took off with them in 1995 when they were ages 2 and 3, said San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley. The mother had found her daughter's Facebook profile after searching for her name on the social networking site in March, Rowley said. An official said Saturday that the now 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been placed in the custody of the state of Florida. "You can imagine the feelings she's having, not...
  • Forced Into Fatherhood?

    05/27/2010 10:50:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies · 867+ views
    Faith and Family ^ | 5/27/2010 | Danielle Bean
    How much say should a man have in the decision to become a parent? For Catholics, the answer is easy: A man who doesn’t want to be a parent should not be having sex. That’s where the “freedom of choice” comes in. But the immorality of our secular, pro-abortion culture makes the question significantly more complicated than that. This month, Elle magazine publishes a story about Greg Bruell, a man who made a pact with his girlfriend that if she became pregnant, she would have an abortion. She had already done that once, but when she became pregnant a second...
  • ‘Child' in support case is a granddad - 81-year-old mother says payments are 60 years overdue

    04/05/2010 11:28:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies · 1,020+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 5, 2010, 6:55AM | MIKE TOLSON
    Fights over children — who gets custody, how much for child support — are at the heart of any family law court on any given day. The faces change, but the stories and disputes rarely do. So it is on today's docket in the Los Angeles courtroom of Judge Elia Weinbach. At least on paper. The dispute between Rosemary Douglas and Urban Joseph Grass over back child support seems familiar: She claims he never paid; he says he never knew. In this case, however, the mom has a head of gray hair and has been collecting Social Security for more...
  • A Day late or a Dollar short a felony? YES

    04/04/2010 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 24 replies · 830+ views
    LaDads ^ | April 2, 2010 | Dmal
    Having dedicated so much mental energy in examining SB 236, I have just now sat down and looked at SB 475. I am all for tougher child support laws, but gee wiz. Under the current law, you are deemed to have intentionally not paid your child support if: 1.Your were more than $5000 in arrears. 2.You had not paid in a year. Under the new law… is just a crime to not pay regardless of how late you are or how much behind. Well, I’m confused….does this mean I will have been deemed to have committed a crime if I...
  • Palin Wins -- Levi Johnston Ordered to Pay Up

    02/25/2010 3:01:10 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 77 replies · 2,188+ views ^ | 02/25/10 | Staff
    Levi Johnston has been ordered to pay nearly $18,000 in back child support ... TMZ has learned. During a hearing in the child support case between Bristol Palin and Levi, the judge ruled Levi must pay $1,688.42 a month in support, retroactive to the child's birth -- December 27, 2008.
  • Bristol Palin seeks Levi Johnston’s financial records

    02/19/2010 4:07:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies · 1,718+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bristol Palin’s lawyer is seeking permission to subpoena media outlets such as Playgirl magazine and CNN to determine how much money Levi Johnston, the father of her child, has made to calculate an appropriate level of child support. Attorney Thomas Van Flein filed a motion seeking permission to conduct out-of-state depositions and obtain financial records from the magazine, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Vanity Fair, the National Enquirer, Star magazine and Insider. It could take a judge weeks to decide on the request by Palin, the teenage daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential...
  • Bristol Palin to Levi Johnston - Pay Up, Deadbeat

    01/21/2010 11:13:05 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 72 replies · 2,244+ views
    TMZ ^ | 01/22/10 | Staff
    Bristol Palin wants Levi Johnston to step up as a dad and pay her some of the money he's raked in from his naked media blitz. Court documents were filed by Bristol's lawyer Wednesday in Alaska, demanding $1,750 a month from Levi, retroactive to the birth of son Tripp on December 27, 2008. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Bristol believes Levi has pulled in "in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling related activities."
  • Court won’t hear sperm donor suit

    10/01/2009 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies · 596+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/1/2009 | John R. Ellement
    The state Appeals Court asked lawmakers yesterday to take on complex legal questions now surfacing about anonymous sperm donors and the children conceived through science. In a ruling issued yesterday, the court refused to become involved in a Suffolk Probate and Family Court case in which the mother of twin daughters, known only as Jane Doe, is demanding that the New England Cryogenic Center Inc. identify a sperm donor known only as D237... Jane Doe represented herself before the court and could not be reached for comment. ...according to McHugh’s ruling, D237 sold his sperm between 1992 and 1994 when...
  • Married man refuses to pay prostitute child support

    08/24/2009 6:47:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies · 1,730+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 08/22/2009 | By Fiona Hudson
    * Man paid prostitute for sex * She gave birth to his baby * He is refusing to pay child support A MAN who paid a woman for sex is resisting child support requests after the prostitute had his baby. The married Melbourne man argues the child is potentially a breach of the Trade Practices Act. He told a federal magistrate he shouldn't have to pay for the inadvertent offspring given the circumstances of the conception, the Herald Sun reports. The accidental dad - who can be referred to only by the pseudonym Mr Lilley - told magistrate Grant Riethmuller...
  • Family Court Injustices to Men

    07/21/2009 5:08:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,464+ views ^ | July 21, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you know that a family court can order a man to reimburse the government for the welfare money, falsely labeled "child support," that was paid to the mother of a child to whom he is not related? Did you know that, if he doesn't pay, a judge can sentence him to debtor's prison without ever letting him have a jury trial? Did you know that debtor's prisons (putting men in prison because they can't pay a debt) were abolished in the United States before we abolished slavery, but that they exist today to punish men who are too poor...
  • Man owes big in Michigan for child support for 14 (14 kids with 13 different women)

    04/11/2009 11:10:48 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 1,675+ views
    FLINT, Mich. - A 42-year-old man who authorities say fathered 14 children with 13 different women in Genesee County and owes more than $530,000 in child support has been jailed for dodging payments. Thomas Frazier was ordered jailed Thursday and could spend 90 days behind bars if he doesn't pay $27,900, The Flint Journal reported. Court records say he hasn't made payments in the child support cases in six years. Frazier said he's been saddled with debt for children he claims aren't all his. The former Flint-area man said it's unrealistic for authorities to expect him to pay child support...