child support, in bradley co.

child support, in bradley co.

Posted in the Cleveland Forum

outofthewoodwork

Cleveland, TN

#1 Jul 11, 2010
Who controls this? the child support system here sucks! if you have ever dealt with the child support office in cleveland you would know that the office is extremely understaffed and evidently has an extremely high turnover rate.(any decent person need a job, that actually has some balls?)
there are so many children that are not getting what they deserve due to some of the custodial parents thinking that it is THEIR money that the non custodial parent owes. for those who custodial parents that do not raise hell with the child support office, that have to sit back and wait and wait on a responce, never get it. the non custodial parents divulge false info just to "hide" from them. and you cannot offer info to the child support office, it is to expensive to hire your own attorney, for most of us in this day and time, so we have to wait.
if you have children, i honestly do not see the big deal about taking care of them, who wouldnt want to? our kids these days are getting worse and worse, they go without one and even sometimes both parents and neither of them want to take care of them. to the child support office, my hat is off to you, to the lazy ass parents that dont take care of their kids, sign your rights over!! you dont deserve them anyway! for all parents that are truly struggling to provide for your kids with the "help" of child support GOOD LUCK! i hope you get better results than i have.
does the district attorneys office do anything with this? is it considered part of their "elected" job description? if so i think with the new election we need a house cleaning! that is how we will bring change to this crappy city. lets vote someone in that actually gives a damn about the children that soon will be their elected officials.
Granny

Richmond, KY

#2 Jul 11, 2010
I had to deal with the Bradley Co child support system years ago and got over $6000 stolen by Sally Love whom was the lawyer of that office back then and to come to find out I wasn't the only one...still to this day my children haven't received that money and Sally is still working but in another office. It's really sad cause my children suffered and they needed that money. I know the office has tons of cases and over worked employees but when you are a single mother doing the best you can it's just not good enough when you can't afford food and clothes for you children and you call and call and no one helps you. Every child needs the support of both parents to have a better life. I say we needed a change many many years ago and we are long overdue. God Bless and Good Luck to you and your children.
Jay

Cleveland, TN

#3 Jul 14, 2010
The child support offices in many Tennessee counties is not run by the county or state. A for- profit company out of Denver, Colorado took over collecting payments several years ago and brought their system of collecting money into Tennessee. They make millions off the poor people in addition to the state taking their "share". The money finally trickles down to the child and is just a fraction of what should be given. The office in Cleveland receives many awards at their company banquet every year for the most profit of any county in the state. Check this company out by going to the child support office and write down the 800 phone number that should be posted in the waiting room of every office run by this company. The number is for complaints and there are many ways to reach the office in Denver. By searching the internet, you can actually see how many millions of dollars they make. They are quite proud of their financial state.
paul luster

Buford, GA

#4 Jul 19, 2010
bradley county child support services here is a bunch of crooks they commit fraud this happen to me i took them to court & won the x wife i divorced after my child support was supposed to be over , the x bitch lied to child support services saying i owed 60,000 since they was no proof cause the court we agreed on in divorce court i was to pay her the x every week so i did so this x wife linda jo bryant luster here in cleveland this crook & lier that owns this hair school in cleveland called new concepts tried to get child support services to get another 60,000 i already paid , they had my drivers lic suspended turned me over to credit bureu & tried to get my incometax i did have my copies of the checks i sent so i made them look pretty stupid in court but its always for most of the time for the women they r all run by women even in nashville they r crooks & hope they go to hell
granny

Richmond, KY

#5 Jul 25, 2010
Paul it's great that you got all that fixed in court and justice was served. I wish I could have got my childrens money back but that's the way the system works I guess. I sure hope Sally Lowe needed it more than my kids did.
granny

Richmond, KY

#6 Jul 25, 2010
I'm sorry, SALLY LOVE not Sally Lowe.
Becca

Cleveland, TN

#7 Aug 6, 2010
It took 14 months from the day I filed to get a court date. After 6 months I called EVERY DAY. And when I was lucky enough to actually get a person and not a voice mail they had many excuses "We're understaffed, we can't find him, we haven't gotten to it, your case worker is on vacation..." blah blah blah. How could they not find him when I gave them his SSN, address, where he worked, all the places he hung out regularly and a freakin' picture of him! That office is a joke. I hate that other people had to suffer through all this, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one!
Only one

Dayton, TN

#8 Aug 6, 2010
I find it interesting the comments that i've read on here. I worked for Child Support in Bradley County for nearly 10 years. I've been on both sides as far as working there and being a single mom collecting support as well.

First off the courts are NOT a perfect system; especially when you are trying to collect money from someone in a situation that is probably volatile at best. Lets face it, if the people were cordial they wouldn't need child support. Just because we have all the needed information of where someone is working and living it doesn't mean we can get you into court (law requires we exact service on someone before we can get them into court) or collect support through an employer because not all employers are required to deduct wages (again, state law). The state average is 60% of cases pay. That's it! The people who work there are covering approximately 1000 cases each. That means if 60% is paying they have 400 cases to work hard. Unfortunately there aren't enough hours in the day to do everyone's right as they want it.

To the person who was complaining about it being a "for profit" company running the show..it is true but you have some misguided facts. There are 3 private companies currently in TN that cover about 40% of the counties in TN. Each one is contracted and gets a set amount of money by the state based upon their bid. Don't you think the state wants to pay out the least amount of money? It's not like they give the companies much option in having a good staff-case ratio. Also, as far as your comments about the company/state taking their share, they receive nothing out of what is paid in. 100% paid in goes out to the custodial parent. Also, they have never been highest in the state as far as profit. In fact, bonuses/awards weren't given out for years! It's in the benefit of the workers to work their a** off and DO their job because that is the only way they can get a bonus of any kind. It's sad but 60% of cases paying is pretty good in any state.

It's not a perfect system but it's all we have and the people there really do care and do the best they can with what they have. I can honestly say that I received a whole lot more "thank you's" then I ever got in complaints. Just remember that they are doing what they can...and if you just don't feel it's good enough take your case to supportkids.com and let them try and collect for you..and let them take 30% of your money for their fee.
elizabeth brice

Georgetown, TN

#9 Oct 18, 2011
what other service does the dept of human service provide
lisa

United States

#10 Jan 30, 2013
The child support office said i owe over 20,000 in child support my kids only collected for 6 months that does not and will never add up to 20 grand
marv

Cleveland, TN

#11 Jun 19, 2015
I am agree to support a baby, but I hate when a woman wish have a baby, when the baby is in the world don't know what to do to support a baby. I was dating with a girl that always wished a baby I was for about six months dating with her, but she left me because she said had to study, and I told her I dont want more children, then I got a letter from child support to make a DNA test and was mine. That girl never told me she got pregnant and the first thing that she did was go to get help for support the baby, now I am about to face a child support court. She doesn't let me see the baby, my question is why woman run to get help and put in child support to the man? I am single father and I am rising my daughter by myself I don't get help of nobody I pay for everything for my daughter, now I have to pay for another baby that I didn't decide bring to this world, and the first that judge workers of child support why you made baby. But bother me when some women they are pride because are mother, but they don't move for work and provide, but I am proud of that women that don't expect nothing of a man for rise their children and work hard. Women and men are responsible for a baby, but women if you really aren't sure work for a baby be honest and don't have sex with the man and don't obligate to the man be responsible for a decision of yourself. That's not fair. Too many women ruin the life of many men because they decided be mother but don't work for the baby, because are waiting the help of the man, many men end in shelter home or running of the laws because some women obligate them to be parents. But again I congratulate the women that work hard for the children they will receive big bless of their children and will be proud.
Jury

Cleveland, TN

#12 Jun 21, 2015
marv wrote:
I am agree to support a baby, but I hate when a woman wish have a baby, when the baby is in the world don't know what to do to support a baby. I was dating with a girl that always wished a baby I was for about six months dating with her, but she left me because she said had to study, and I told her I dont want more children, then I got a letter from child support to make a DNA test and was mine. That girl never told me she got pregnant and the first thing that she did was go to get help for support the baby, now I am about to face a child support court. She doesn't let me see the baby, my question is why woman run to get help and put in child support to the man? I am single father and I am rising my daughter by myself I don't get help of nobody I pay for everything for my daughter, now I have to pay for another baby that I didn't decide bring to this world, and the first that judge workers of child support why you made baby. But bother me when some women they are pride because are mother, but they don't move for work and provide, but I am proud of that women that don't expect nothing of a man for rise their children and work hard. Women and men are responsible for a baby, but women if you really aren't sure work for a baby be honest and don't have sex with the man and don't obligate to the man be responsible for a decision of yourself. That's not fair. Too many women ruin the life of many men because they decided be mother but don't work for the baby, because are waiting the help of the man, many men end in shelter home or running of the laws because some women obligate them to be parents. But again I congratulate the women that work hard for the children they will receive big bless of their children and will be proud.
Hard to read your post but I do understand your frustration and men are being made the bad person everyday by women and the courts are encouraging it and taking the woman's word for it. It's time for change when it comes to this touchy and historical subject matter than sad to say most are familiar with in some way. Sex without protection has consequence and women getting "tied down" with kids can get even by making sure the sperm donor pays while the court has legal authority to back these unfit mothers
Well

Cleveland, TN

#13 Nov 23, 2015
This is all BS there is no excuse for it although it's true about making money off of you for collecting the child support.

What I do know that is a FACT is if you are NOT collecting food stamps, or any type of money or assistance from the government you are the LAST person on Child Support Enforcement's list to help. They are NOT going to tell you this but, yes, it's a fact.

I recently found this out because I intimately know someone in the system and I too am sick and tires of getting zero $$ in child support for the last 2 years so I asked (as much as I didn't want to). I said damn no wonder those suckers could care less about my case, because I do not collect NOTHING AT ALL. So with the knowledge I had, I called and confronted my caseworker.. yes yes I sure did!! Her answer "Well Miss so and so other caseworkers may practice or do that but I don't" yeah okay blow it out yer rear.. 2 years on a set of 2 year old twins and you still have yet to collect a dime, no drivers license suspension or anything. Okay I will buy that story. A job hopper, probably about 10 jobs. I ask why haven't you suspended the license yet? "Well if we did that he will not be able to work, let's give him a chance" HUH a chance!? 2 years isn't enough?!? You add up the arrearages $500 a month why should I pay $1500 for an attorney that AGREES with me that I am being screwed and the system should have done something a LONG time ago?

Now I do know enough to push it along
Well

Cleveland, TN

#14 Nov 23, 2015
You know also you can take your case into the civil Court for contempt. If he or she is not paying or keeping up with the arrearages you can go the civil Court route.
Read up on the laws.
Tennessee codes annotated
George

Cleveland, TN

#15 Dec 7, 2015
Are there any pro bono lawyers out there who will take child support cases???? How can anyone hire a lawyer? Expensive
Well

Cleveland, TN

#16 Dec 21, 2015
Pro Bono Attorneys are few and far between, I commend them for their work and also you have to understand that most of the cases that they do end up taking "pro bono" they end up getting screwed. What I mean by screwed is it gets to be very time consuming, exhausting, the client ends up taking advantage of of the attorney and becomes costly for the attorney and this is why attorneys do not do them anymore. It's all just a hassle.
urgh

United States

#17 Feb 25, 2016
How did you find this out and what can i do to research mine. Funny i got 6000 missing.
Granny wrote:
I had to deal with the Bradley Co child support system years ago and got over $6000 stolen by Sally Love whom was the lawyer of that office back then and to come to find out I wasn't the only one...still to this day my children haven't received that money and Sally is still working but in another office. It's really sad cause my children suffered and they needed that money. I know the office has tons of cases and over worked employees but when you are a single mother doing the best you can it's just not good enough when you can't afford food and clothes for you children and you call and call and no one helps you. Every child needs the support of both parents to have a better life. I say we needed a change many many years ago and we are long overdue. God Bless and Good Luck to you and your children.
Joke

United States

#18 Oct 15, 2016
outofthewoodwork wrote:
Who controls this? the child support system here sucks! if you have ever dealt with the child support office in cleveland you would know that the office is extremely understaffed and evidently has an extremely high turnover rate.(any decent person need a job, that actually has some balls?)
there are so many children that are not getting what they deserve due to some of the custodial parents thinking that it is THEIR money that the non custodial parent owes. for those who custodial parents that do not raise hell with the child support office, that have to sit back and wait and wait on a responce, never get it. the non custodial parents divulge false info just to "hide" from them. and you cannot offer info to the child support office, it is to expensive to hire your own attorney, for most of us in this day and time, so we have to wait.
if you have children, i honestly do not see the big deal about taking care of them, who wouldnt want to? our kids these days are getting worse and worse, they go without one and even sometimes both parents and neither of them want to take care of them. to the child support office, my hat is off to you, to the lazy ass parents that dont take care of their kids, sign your rights over!! you dont deserve them anyway! for all parents that are truly struggling to provide for your kids with the "help" of child support GOOD LUCK! i hope you get better results than i have.
does the district attorneys office do anything with this? is it considered part of their "elected" job description? if so i think with the new election we need a house cleaning! that is how we will bring change to this crappy city. lets vote someone in that actually gives a damn about the children that soon will be their elected officials.
Dealt with hell hole too long corrupt judge is the root of it all.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Cleveland Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Warning, Avoid Benton - And Response (Jun '08) 13 min Oldfort 71
Tims cheating wife (Aug '15) 21 hr Larryg54 27
Cameron Bush Fri Aryan brotherhood... 1
Possums Thu Dean_Gullberry 3
TYRICO (Rico) BUTLER Apr 27 MagnaCarta61 1
News Carolyn Melinda Hembree Apr 25 TONIA Hembree 1
Pastor Hank Davis (Oct '14) Apr 19 Ga_SwampGirl2017 5

Cleveland Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Cleveland Mortgages