Should Union County Child Support be ...

Should Union County Child Support be investigated?

Created by DMLEXTER on Apr 24, 2008

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“Observing the lack of justice”

Since: Apr 08

Not here, that's for sure

#1 Apr 24, 2008
Custodial parents have the right to recieve child support for their children. But they also have a responsibility to be honest and above board regarding their situations. Non custodial parents who do pay and are on time should also have a voice just as well. Instead, many of them who are not deadbeats are being treated as if they have no rights at all here in Union County.
Union County Child Support Enforcement should carry the burden of proof in order to better serve the needs of the children and BOTH parents, not just one. If child support has been adjudged and the child isn't even living with the custodial parent and the non custodial parent reports that to child support, then child support should have to investigate that report. How can Child Support enforce something that is not proved?
How many custodial parents are getting the run around when trying to collect their child support? And why isn't the child support office working to see to it that the support is collected promptly instead of delaying it?
And how many non custodial parent's voices are not being heard on these issues? And why?
tangerinedreams2 1

Camden, AR

#2 May 6, 2008
I see you are from Camden, it's the same here if not worse.
disgusted

Patchogue, NY

#3 Sep 7, 2008
why are these people not doing their jobs ? Are they qualified ? Maybe it is no big deal to them if a man does not pay his support I am not taling one week I am talking about years of back child support should be handled first. I cannot even get anybody on a telephone that knows what they are doing maybe the Governor's office should check into this on going problem
well I for one

Camden, AR

#4 Sep 7, 2008
am a step-mother and my husband pays his child support on a regualr basis and had no legal rights. It is not only the custodial parent but these fathers that pay child support but the mothers have all right to say that the father is a dead beat. My husbands X-wife has been investicated by social services and child support agency for fraud. she even went as far as to call my husbands juob and demand to know how much he was making. we turn in a form every year showing what he makes and they do a increase by his pay but she feels that she needs more. we also hold insurance on the child. I have no problem with us paying child support or keeping insurance on the child, but my problem is these mothers that continue to use and abuse the system, but yet the fathers have no legal ground. We have contacted attornies to see what we can do, but who can afford 5000. I know we cant. We cant use legal aid because she did. Not only so they need to be ivesticating other dead beat dads but also the mtohers. I have tried to talk to the child support office and my husband has signed a waiver stated that I can talk about his case but they wont do anything. once again a good upstanding father is getting screwed and I am sure there are more out there that are too.

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Since: Sep 08

Smackover, AR

#5 Sep 29, 2008
my ex was paying child support through the El Dorado office until they had warrants out for his arrest and were taking his tax refunds trying to say that he wasn't paying his child support and he was behind. when actually he had proof from the bank that he had been paying it on time. the child support office just wasn't sending it on time. I would only get a check once every few months. I stopped the case and now he pays it directly to me
Mike

Saint Albans, WV

#6 Sep 29, 2008
Government agencies, like utility companies, hire whoever they can pay the least to answer the phones and check the mail. You are always going to deal with the bottom of the barrel on both state and local levels. I would guess the federal level is not much better.
Just Wondering

Huntsville, TX

#7 Sep 29, 2008
Mike wrote:
Government agencies, like utility companies, hire whoever they can pay the least to answer the phones and check the mail. You are always going to deal with the bottom of the barrel on both state and local levels. I would guess the federal level is not much better.
Cut to the chase a little quicker. These civil servants are mostly non college graduates, are paid way more that they would receive in industry, and are further protected and basically have a job for life...yes county, state, and federal. Can u remember the quota system of hiring? Many a qualified applicant was not hired due to mandatory minority hiring practices. Predjuiced...NO, Honest...YES
Big Black Dude

Hurricane, WV

#8 Sep 29, 2008
It's all the fault of Cheryl Wilson she's fowled the whole mess up and really doesnt care because most of the ones it hurts are blacks
disgusted

Coram, NY

#9 Nov 11, 2008
I received a letter from union county probation saying my children will get a cost of living raise ,What a joke when they haven't received a penny in 2 years (try and get someone on the phone) also my ex is now living in colombus ohio what happens now?
CATMANDO

Huntsville, TX

#10 Nov 11, 2008
Why should they be investigated they don't do anything!
Getoverit

Hollister, MO

#11 Apr 13, 2009
They should be investigated. And they should be made to prove that the custodial parent is doing what they should be doing instead of buying crack with the child support money. They should have to investigate the custodial parent just as much as they have to investigate the non custodial parent. Child support should be reinforced to make sure it only pays for the children of divorce and what they need, not what the custodial parent spends it on. Every reciept should be shown showing that this money went for the children and solely for the children.
confused

Pflugerville, TX

#12 Apr 13, 2009
well I for one wrote:
am a step-mother and my husband pays his child support on a regualr basis and had no legal rights. It is not only the custodial parent but these fathers that pay child support but the mothers have all right to say that the father is a dead beat. My husbands X-wife has been investicated by social services and child support agency for fraud. she even went as far as to call my husbands juob and demand to know how much he was making. we turn in a form every year showing what he makes and they do a increase by his pay but she feels that she needs more. we also hold insurance on the child. I have no problem with us paying child support or keeping insurance on the child, but my problem is these mothers that continue to use and abuse the system, but yet the fathers have no legal ground. We have contacted attornies to see what we can do, but who can afford 5000. I know we cant. We cant use legal aid because she did. Not only so they need to be ivesticating other dead beat dads but also the mtohers. I have tried to talk to the child support office and my husband has signed a waiver stated that I can talk about his case but they wont do anything. once again a good upstanding father is getting screwed and I am sure there are more out there that are too.
Maybe the people at the child support office can not understand your grammer. Two words for you....spell check
Getoverit

Cross Timbers, MO

#13 Apr 15, 2009
confused wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe the people at the child support office can not understand your grammer. Two words for you....spell check
Oh look, it's someone from the child support office with nothing to do today but spell check others.........
Grey

Pflugerville, TX

#14 Apr 15, 2009
Big Black Dude wrote:
It's all the fault of Cheryl Wilson she's fowled the whole mess up and really doesnt care because most of the ones it hurts are blacks
I haven't heard of any discrimination suits against Ms. Wilson or the County. And why is it that when a black person loses a job or doesn't get their way it's automatically that everyone is against blacks? It's people like you that are always hollering "it's against blacks" or "discrimination" that make everyone look bad. Face it, the people who are living in the US did NOT enslave you or your ancestors. Our ancestors enslaved your ancestors and there is nothing that either of us can do about that. Besides that...I believe Abraham Lincoln was the one who fought to free slaves. It's not ALWAYS a white or black thing. How can we as citizens ever get completely rid of racism when everyone is constantly yelling discrimination? Whites and blacks BOTH need to grow up and stop opressing ourselves.
Grey

Pflugerville, TX

#15 Apr 15, 2009
Now, on the subject...there is A LOT that needs investigating in Union County. I had a situation with the child support people myself and am still kinda upset over it but it was really nothing major I suppose. There is not enough being done to protect the children in Union County. Judges are corrupt in a bad way. Police are very corrupt. Lawyers are corrupt (as always). I know that no matter where you go you're going to have corruption (or politics, whichever way you want to look at it) but this county is so full of it that no one can get a fair shake on anything. What makes it really bad is that the lawyers, judges, and police all work together for their common cause and no one else stands a fighting chance. Not even outside government officials. This area is so stuck in the mob days and most people around here don't even realize it. And to make it even worse...I haven't seen one single attempt to change any of this even come close to making progress.
jigsaw

United States

#16 Apr 15, 2009
Grey, you are exactly correct. People in this town are so blind to what's really going on here in our county. Most people never realize it until they get caught up in it somehow. I wish people would just open their eyes and realize that all these horrible stories they hear and think "oh, that couldn't have happened in my town" DID HAPPEN and continue to happen EVERYDAY. This town/county is NOT a safe place at all.
JJJ

Pflugerville, TX

#17 Apr 15, 2009
Grey wrote:
Now, on the subject...there is A LOT that needs investigating in Union County. I had a situation with the child support people myself and am still kinda upset over it but it was really nothing major I suppose. There is not enough being done to protect the children in Union County. Judges are corrupt in a bad way. Police are very corrupt. Lawyers are corrupt (as always). I know that no matter where you go you're going to have corruption (or politics, whichever way you want to look at it) but this county is so full of it that no one can get a fair shake on anything. What makes it really bad is that the lawyers, judges, and police all work together for their common cause and no one else stands a fighting chance. Not even outside government officials. This area is so stuck in the mob days and most people around here don't even realize it. And to make it even worse...I haven't seen one single attempt to change any of this even come close to making progress.
This is all so true! I wish News Times could do some checking or surveys or something. You know, so something could be published in the paper to make people who haven't had to deal with these crooked officals, aware of what is going on in our town. It is really, really bad in our area.I don't know how these people sleep at night!!
Get This

United States

#18 Apr 16, 2009
DMLEXER makes a good point and if what he/she is stating is valid. Then yes the state should look into this child support office. That's your checks and balance at work.
Daisy

Cross Timbers, MO

#19 Apr 16, 2009
Everything DMLEXER says is true. I know firsthand.
We went to court because my husband's ex took us in front of landers for childsupport.
We had the kids for over ten years without a red dime from her, nothing.
Then the kids who were teens decided to go and try living with her and we said yes. She only had them for one year when she took us to court for child support and got it. We couldn't afford an attorney and Landers didn't even listen to us.
Now, she doesn't live in arkansas anymore and only has one of the kids, the other one lives with his grandma. We tried to get something done but it was like bashing a brick wall. This is just BS plain and simple. I wish something could be done but we ran into roadblocks everywhere we turned and still are paying too much in child support when she paid nothing when we had them all those years. Yet, she collects almost five hundred damn dollars a month and she doesn't even have one of them.
news

United States

#20 Apr 18, 2009
Don't depend on El Dorado News Times to do anything. A El Dorado official called in a "favor" to them asking them to look into some corruption with the EPD involving a "swept under the rug" police report and they agreed. When News Times was given the line of BS that they had already been warned about, they just gave up. Some news reporting!

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