Deadbeat Dad's... No excuses and no sympathy... >.<
They make men look bad (not that it takes a lot it seems)...
That sounds really frustrating. :(
Michele sent me - on a positive note you're site of the day!!
I've been here before! I liked it then and I like it now!
Don't spend it all in one place.
(Sorry. You knew someone was going to say it and now the suspense is over.)
Seriously, though, what a jerk.
Michele sent me. She's awesome.
Hi, Michele sent me. (You're going to be reading that a lot...)
But I'm so glad I clicked on that link. You've got a really engaging site here, and I never would've found it in the ocean which is Michele's blogroll. I've just read your June 2006 archive, and I'm off now to read May 2006.
Yes, not much to say except what a deadbeat...Michele sent me, too
Man, this sucks. Why isn't this guy in the hoosegow? In Mass. we run "most wanted" poster with the bigger offenders (http://www.cse.state.ma.us/wanted/2005/index.htm) and hunt them down like dogs...
Sometimes it's cool living in a liberal-fascist state like Mass...
Kara, here via Michele's today -- congrats on being SOTD :) -- I think those women who had "their" deadbeat dad arrested at his mother's wake had it right -- my dad never paid a penny of his measly $30 per week child support -- instead he just took it from my babysitting money when he broke into our home -- nice guy
Sounds like you are an expert in stretching $184. Instead of allowing him to lower his support, the court should be garnishing his wages for back support. Anyway. Good lick, and Michele sent me.
I'm thinking that woman's attitude is just as insulting as the Dead Beat's lack of support.
Best of luck.
Michele sent me today. Congrats on being Site of the Day.
Disgusting. Both Deadbeat AND the woman that gave you the info. I hope there are other ways of pursuing this matter. Good luck.
Here from Michele's -- congrats on Site of the Day!
Wow. That's awful. And although being Site of the Day won't increase your child support, maybe it will give you a well-deserved ego boost or pat on the back. Congrats on that.
Michele sent me...
Congrats on being SOTD!
I thought they had a way of getting these guys?!? I can't imagine living like that (meaning being the deadbeat) knowing you're being a s*%thead..... BAAAAAAAAAD karma.
Here from Michele's and congrats on being Site of the Day.
I was in your situation over 40 years ago...and I can see things haven't changed much at all. (shaking my head)
So I wish you and your son all the best...and I sure hope that light at the end of the tunnel appears for you soon.
Congrats on being Michele's SOTD
and I hope things turn around for you soon!
I'm really sorry to read this. You and K deserve the best in life...
Im NOT here from Michele's, but congrats on SOTD!
I can understand trying to use humour to lighten a situation, but it seems to me the lady you talked to needs a refresher in appropriateness.
Here from Michele's.
I'm sorry to hear what you're going through...I can't understand why a man would abandon his kids like that.
btw, I clicked on your Amazon wish list and I have a few books on it that I'd love to send to you, if you're interested.
And hi, Michele sent me!
That's ridiculous. I'd have been tempted to say, "How about you enjoy my foot up your ass?" Of course, no sense getting mad at that lady -- she's just doing her job. It's the reprobate irresponsible deadbeat who really needs the foot in the ass.
Here from Michele's today, though I stop by most days, and congrats on SOTD!
Honey, just because he 'works under the table' doesn't mean you don't have more recourse!
If they can't garnish his wages, they should be filing liens against any property he has, IRS (well, doubt he's filed these either) refunds, reporting his ass to credit agencies, etc. So, if he's working under the table, and he's bought a nice new car, the state can sieze his car, sell it at auction, and you get the proceeds. If he has a cool stereo, yep, the can sieze it and sell it. And, since he owes, he's in contempt of court, and I do believe that is an offense punishable by jail time.
You should contact whoever manages the child support and find out why further action hasn't been taken against this loser. Then you should find a lawyer. Maybe that $184.05 could be used against him. Or find one that works pro-bono.
Deadbeat dads piss the hell out of me. Mine wasn't one, but then he had his parental rights revoked. So, he didn't technically owe anything. His apologies fell on deaf ears.
Kara...I got your email about the books, but you didn't leave a return email :-)
Send me a note at email@example.com. I have Wicked and Cell, and one other, I forget which LOL!
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I'm a recovering single mother trying desperately to see humor in my day to day toil while simultaneously avoiding reality as much as humanly possible.