Contempt of court charge for back chi...

Contempt of court charge for back child support

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JustWondering

Berea, KY

#1 Jan 17, 2009
What happens if a person gets served papers to appear in court for a contempt charge that stems from the person not paying his child support and alimony? The person has had since late Nov to start payments but has not. They are now behind quite a bit of money. Will they have to pay on the court date? Will they be allowed to have more time? Is jail time a possibility here? Thanks for any advice.
jail

Lexington, KY

#3 Jan 18, 2009
deadbeat dads need 2 be in jail, not taking care of ur child should be a good enough reason 2 be in jail
jail

Nicholasville, KY

#4 Jan 18, 2009
he is going to jail when he appears in court.
happy

Lexington, KY

#5 Jan 18, 2009
jail wrote:
he is going to jail when he appears in court.
that's good, they are bout 2 get my son's deadbeat dad on feb. 3rd. mine hasn't paid or even seen or spoken to my son over 5 years
Dude1134

London, KY

#6 Jan 23, 2009
if he can pay most of it then he won't go to jail.
Mother of two

Lexington, KY

#7 Jan 23, 2009
well good luck! My ex husband owes me Over $15,000.00 in back child support. He hasn't paid or seen the kids in over 5 years. The child support office doesn't care, neither does the madison county attorney's office. Seems to me, they could do alot more than they do. been with the child support office since 1999, they never have done anything for me, if I ever found him in the past, it was because I did the work. I would call my case worker, give her the information on his employer, and then they would do wage garnishment. That was if I could talk to her, half the time she is never at work. So, all I can say is Good-Luck!!! You will need it.
Dude1134

Manchester, KY

#8 Jan 23, 2009
my wife's ex hasn't paid in over 9 years and is behind by 6 digits. If I get behind by a couple weeks I have cops at my house serving papers. It seems sad that some people skate the charges.

My advice is take away parental rights and be done with it, when they are that far behind. Just my opinion and it is different for every situation.
Mother of two

Lexington, KY

#9 Jan 23, 2009
Dude1134 wrote:
my wife's ex hasn't paid in over 9 years and is behind by 6 digits. If I get behind by a couple weeks I have cops at my house serving papers. It seems sad that some people skate the charges.
My advice is take away parental rights and be done with it, when they are that far behind. Just my opinion and it is different for every situation.
How do you go about getting parental rights taken away?
Think about this

Brunswick, ME

#10 Jul 6, 2011
These children of ours did not get to pick who their parents are and they love both of their parents no matter how much money they are able to contribute. Can you possibly believe that it is good for the emotional well-being of our children to have one of them in jail over a concept that they should not be understanding. To pursue and jail the non paying parent is to break the hearts of our children and in time they will only resent the opposing parent. Is this the kind of role modeling that we want to portray? Furthermore, the social system is set up to assist custodial parents with housing, food and health care needs as well as educational scholarships. Where is the help for the child support paying parent? It is also my understanding that when these figures are calculated that living expenses for the paying parent is not addressed. where are these people suppose to live? Under a rock? In a van down by the river? We are teaching our children that it takes money; not love and kindness, to be happy and secure. And guess what everybody, I am the custodial parent and I will NEVER hurt the father of my son because my son loves his father no matter what. Think about it!
Kids come first

Washington, DC

#11 Dec 6, 2011
This is so true---my husband is paying and the mother is holding him accountable for expenses she didnt incur and then putting contempt on him so she can get more money. Its ashame how some mothers only care about the money and not the relationship with the child the father has.
Think about this wrote:
These children of ours did not get to pick who their parents are and they love both of their parents no matter how much money they are able to contribute. Can you possibly believe that it is good for the emotional well-being of our children to have one of them in jail over a concept that they should not be understanding. To pursue and jail the non paying parent is to break the hearts of our children and in time they will only resent the opposing parent. Is this the kind of role modeling that we want to portray? Furthermore, the social system is set up to assist custodial parents with housing, food and health care needs as well as educational scholarships. Where is the help for the child support paying parent? It is also my understanding that when these figures are calculated that living expenses for the paying parent is not addressed. where are these people suppose to live? Under a rock? In a van down by the river? We are teaching our children that it takes money; not love and kindness, to be happy and secure. And guess what everybody, I am the custodial parent and I will NEVER hurt the father of my son because my son loves his father no matter what. Think about it!
Smart man

Philadelphia, MS

#12 Dec 6, 2011
Dude1134 wrote:
My advice is take away parental rights and be done with it, when they are that far behind. Just my opinion and it is different for every situation.
Totally agree.
Been there

Philadelphia, MS

#13 Dec 6, 2011
I am the adult child of divorced parents. My father never paid his child support like he was supposed to. I still remember my mother fussing about it, as well as being at my father's house and seeing that he was having a hard time financially. And even though I wasn't supposed to, I heard discussions about how he needed to pay this or that, but couldn't bc of having to pay the impending child support payment that was always hanging over his head. It made me feel terrible. I had, and still have, a distant relationship with my father, and contribute one of the reasons to his having to pay child support he really couldn't afford to pay.
End_it

Lexington, KY

#14 Dec 14, 2011
Men and women shouldnt be locked up for having children. Yes I think people need to support their kids, but what good does it do to throw them in jail? All you that want people locked up are commies. dont get what you want so you throw them in court. worthless bums. you SHould have kept your penis or legs closed. you are half the problem. deal with it. bunch of scumbags. thats the answer for everything in America nowdays.. LETS THROW THEM IN JAIL AND MAKE IT harder for THEM to pay up.

DONT WORRY, THE DEFENSE BILL HAS BEEN PASSED. SOON EVERYONE WILL BE LOCKED UP.
Lonely

Olive Hill, KY

#15 Dec 18, 2011
i totally agree with taking the rights. If the party can play he can pay. Y should one parent have to do all the giving. A parent who dosent provide the child support is not showing love at all. That shows they don't care if there is clothes on the childs back or food in there belly. The money is to help raise the kids. Why should they be allowed to get away with it and make more kids to be left alone with one parent. I found out my ex didn't pay his child support for his two kids and his behind was out my door. No wonder he was hiding.
Yeah_ok_commie

Lexington, KY

#16 Dec 21, 2011
Lonely wrote:
i totally agree with taking the rights. If the party can play he can pay. Y should one parent have to do all the giving. A parent who dosent provide the child support is not showing love at all. That shows they don't care if there is clothes on the childs back or food in there belly. The money is to help raise the kids. Why should they be allowed to get away with it and make more kids to be left alone with one parent. I found out my ex didn't pay his child support for his two kids and his behind was out my door. No wonder he was hiding.
Sure, But we need to be proving that these men are deadbeats. not just shoving a label on every man and screwing his life up. not all men are deadbeats and im sorry if you dont agree but jail time and taking away of people rights is not the answer. If I wantd my kids I woud have to prove the mother unfit. yet a woman can just go in and get a man labled a deadbeat. its not fair for those who do care about their kids. but of course people like you just assume all men are deadbeats. sad little country we live in when a man can get screwed over without any proof from the mother.
need that money

AOL

#17 Dec 21, 2011
you all get that child support in to em,,,they need it to pay that car payment.for their spouse..
Lonely

Morehead, KY

#18 Dec 22, 2011
it takes more than that to make the man a dead beat but it still counts and there r plenty of women that need to pay their child support i wasn't just talking about men i was talking about parents that means both male and female....

“Just the tip of the day”

Since: Nov 11

Berea

#20 Dec 29, 2011
Think about this wrote:
These children of ours did not get to pick who their parents are and they love both of their parents no matter how much money they are able to contribute. Can you possibly believe that it is good for the emotional well-being of our children to have one of them in jail over a concept that they should not be understanding. To pursue and jail the non paying parent is to break the hearts of our children and in time they will only resent the opposing parent. Is this the kind of role modeling that we want to portray? Furthermore, the social system is set up to assist custodial parents with housing, food and health care needs as well as educational scholarships. Where is the help for the child support paying parent? It is also my understanding that when these figures are calculated that living expenses for the paying parent is not addressed. where are these people suppose to live? Under a rock? In a van down by the river? We are teaching our children that it takes money; not love and kindness, to be happy and secure. And guess what everybody, I am the custodial parent and I will NEVER hurt the father of my son because my son loves his father no matter what. Think about it!
Nice try, Deadbead Dad.
Kids First

Corbin, KY

#29 Jul 25, 2012
My 3 children have a father who earns more than the average american a year and his monthly obligation is minimal but he refuses to pay anything for their support. Deadbeat parents should know that the custodial parent in fact incurs more financial obligation than they will ever occur with making child support payments. My kids will always have a home, food, education and love. We struggle every week and it is pretty hard for them to visit their dad who lives in a big home with luxury cars when we struggle and I do have a good job. He would rather see me file contempt charges and make us wait 6-7 months for a child support payment then support his kids like he should. Men's rightwebsites have convince him he dosent have any obligation to them. Iknow some dads love their kids enough to put asde resentments but really what do you think 900 dollars a month covers in child support once the electric bills, water, food, and gas bills are paid? Love your kids and support them!
doug

Flatwoods, KY

#30 Jul 26, 2012
JustWondering wrote:
What happens if a person gets served papers to appear in court for a contempt charge that stems from the person not paying his child support and alimony? The person has had since late Nov to start payments but has not. They are now behind quite a bit of money. Will they have to pay on the court date? Will they be allowed to have more time? Is jail time a possibility here? Thanks for any advice.
they should have a work release program

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