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I Don't Get Child Support

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    Shared Custody

    We share custody, our son is with me one week and with his dad the next week. I carry the insurance and we are supposed to split the expenses. I hate this arrangement but it seems to be working so far. As much as I hate to admit it a boy does need his dad. It seems like ex uses...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F Oct 1, 2012

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    I used to pay her more

    than the required amount when I was obligated to, and now she owes me child support but she flat out refuses to pay it. She also won't disclose her income for the purpose of calculating it.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    A Vindictive Miser

    I left my control-freak husband when I lost all trust in him. By that time he knew that the only way he could hurt me was by using our daughter as his 'weapon'. There then followed a nightmare 4-year long fight to get a divorce. He says he loves our daughter more than anything...
    Mrsb1995 Mrsb1995 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Losing Faith In United States

    I am owed over 10,000 dollars in child support and retroactive he owes me more than that the bas@#^& does not want to pay. I was told if I file federal charges he might not be able to get a job again and that will hurt my chances. The state he lived in previously hid him out for...
    thoughtshopefull thoughtshopefull 31-35 Jan 14, 2013

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    From Neither Father

    My daughter Lachlan's father doesn't even know she exists so I can't blame hi,  for not paying.  But I bet he wouldn't if he knew.  The father of my twins, which will be born sometime in the next two weeks, bailed out on us.  I mean he left the state...
    ItsAllMakeBelieve ItsAllMakeBelieve 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2009

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    Dead Beat Mom

    honestly, i never wanted her money anyway.  She was happy enough to get it form me every chance she got.  She even manipulated our kids so that they would live with her so that she could get the money.  Once the kids figured her out and moved back in with me she...
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 19, 2008

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    Deadbeat Dad

    Though he wasnt always, he gave me a very hard time when I was getting child support. I worked 60 hours a week just to make ends meet and when child support saw my check stubs I was given less than I thought cause it coutned against me. He was fired from his job for sexual...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 19, 2008

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    Help Me

    please help i am lost i have trial for child support next month now i have placement an custody of my 2 daughters i work full time an part time when i dont have them now she is on welfare an also has another adult an 2 kids living in her household she gets 800 assistance from the...
    steeleran steeleran 31-35 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    I Was Told By Family Support My Case Has "No Hope"

    My husband walked out when I was seven months pregnant.  After being married for two years I thought at least he would pay child support.  I was very wrong.  I have not seen a time from him in over nine years.  I have an active account with family support...
    nikir nikir 36-40 3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Maybe One Day?

    My ex sends me money when he thinks that he's somehow bribing me to come back to him. I recently asked him if there was ANY way he could help me fix my car, as it's currently not driveable and the repair is estimated to be $2500. His response?? "If you want me to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    I Really Could Use The Child Support But I Know I Wont Get It

    My son will be 4 in Nov and I havent gotten child support since he was 2 years old. Right now the balanced owed to me is a really big amount, there is a warrent out for my son's father but they havent found him. It really bothers me because Im here raising our son and struggling...
    Sb88 Sb88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    Scott Free

    Every dog has its day.  I am strong and capable and I will not be defeated by my mistakes.  I made them.  I made my bed.  I lie in it and deal with it everyday.  I was told I was nothing.  I was told I could never survive.  The memories of...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    Can Anyone Suggest Me About Vendetta

    Hello I need information any vendetta book that help to child support Please reply me now Regards steve
    steve003 steve003 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    You Would Think I Would Get Over It By Now

    My ex left me and my boys to move to Europe to work, in 2004.  What he failed to do at that time was to make sure that he had a job to go to.  It turns out he is an alcoholic.  He has been very sporatic in keeping in touch with his 2 sons, my sons.  He has...
    Bloopurple Bloopurple 36-40 Jan 3, 2010

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    Heres Your .04 Cents

    my ex was fianlly tracked down after (living in the same house) 16 years and forced to pay child support and I kid you not the first two checks were for .04 cents I still have them at the time it would have cost me $1 to cash them after that the got a little bit better the...
    librakitty05 librakitty05 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    Child Support

    Child support,Never had it,Ain't life a bugger,Trouble is,No kids,So,How in the hell,I'm gonna get it,I don't want kids!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Aug 6, 2012

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    My Son Wont Pay His Court Ordered Child Support...

    I love and miss my son but I am very disappointed in the fact that he will not pay his court ordered child support.He also will not see his child.  I don't know what to say so I had to take his pictures down around my  house.  You can only tell a child for so long that Daddy...
    SadMadMom SadMadMom 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    My ex is court ordered to pay me child

    and spousal support on the first of every month, but he never does. He just got back from working a supposedly very lucrative out of town contract job and I knew he had the money, so on the sixth I sent him an e-mail asking that he put the check in my mailbox. I received no...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 11

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    I Never Got Child Support

    Ya know,i'm reading these posts,And i have been 19 yrs without a dime from my daughters dad.Did she deserve to get support?Yes she did,but facts are ,i finally did what i had to do.Was it easy ?Nope,i didn't even have a car,did i mention i was 16 years old,so ladies,don't feel...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    My daughters father paid

    for about 3 years. When she turned 11 he stopped being any type of father to her. No calls, no visits, nothing. I have a great father & brother who have been excellent roll models for her, thank goodness. I even told my daughters father I'd ask the judge to lessen some of what...
    sami345 sami345 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I Was Told By Family Support My Case Has "No Hope"

    My husband walked out when I was seven months pregnant.  After being married for two years I thought at least he would pay child support.  I was very wrong.  I have not seen a time from him in over nine years.  I have an active account with family support...
    nikir nikir 36-40 3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    He was also my abuser.

    So I'm still afraid, after all these years, to take him to court. He has threatened me before, about leaving him. I keep hoping that he would change, stupid, I know. But I don't know what else to do. He's not in my baby's life and claim he wants to do better. I've heard it all...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    ArtemisAncestor ArtemisAncestor 26-30, F 4 Responses May 12

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
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    ... told my husband I plan to stop pumping(breastmilk) for our baby- and instead of support, he voiced out his discontent. I really wish he'd be more supportive... so I can tell...
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    Everyone thinks they have everything figured out and that they have the entire picture. No one does and no one in this family really understands me and really listens. They just...
    nomadventurist nomadventurist 18-21, F Nov 29

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    My mom has picked her boyfriend over me countless times. Just this year in fact. But it was the last straw for me. I'll never understand how a parent can pick a person who has...
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