Can a man go to jail for not paying his child support?

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looking for info

Elizabethton, TN

#1 Aug 1, 2011
Will child support services send a man to jail for not paying his child support?
heck yes

Johnson City, TN

#2 Aug 1, 2011
absolutely. ive seen it happen too many times. if you break a court order (no matter what it is) youre in contempt and yes you can go to jail. the courts dont fool around too much when it comes to child support.
yes

Johnson City, TN

#3 Aug 1, 2011
you will go to jail if you don't pay it.. it can get really bad too.. if you get over like a 10,000 limit it can be prison time!! it's serious stuff..
motherof2

United States

#4 Aug 1, 2011
The child support division is alot better now. They have found my ex who owes me 37,000 dollars. Both of my kids r grown. My youngest almost 20. They told me if he quits his job they will put him in jail. I believe it I have seen ppl in busted for nonpayment of child support. My ex has to pay me 50 dollars a week for 14yrs. If he would of been a man when my girls were growing up child support would already b paid!!! Karma is a bitch!!!
blue eyes

United States

#5 Aug 1, 2011
Yea ask cw moorman
diamondback 380

Elizabethton, TN

#6 Aug 1, 2011
Why would you not want to pay? The child didn't ask you to bring him/her into this world. Make an effort to give your child every chance in the world to make something of himself/herself, and maybe they have enough common sense not to ask a question like this!!!!!!
CatchUp

Marshall, NC

#7 Aug 1, 2011
Forgive him for the $ he owes you after you start getting backpay when he gets out of jail gets his license taken away and can no longer get a job cause he want have a car???He can go to court if ordered and get an arrearment and start catching up right ? Idk why people want there baby daddys 2 go 2 jail when they need 2 work and get wage garnishment it just don't make cents so this guy needs to play catch up and even if he signs his rights away he still owes backpay in the eyes of the courts
Really

Johnson City, TN

#8 Aug 1, 2011
This is a stupid ??? of course a man/woman if willfully not paying CS will go to jail. Now, how that helps the children? Mom/Dad's in jail, no income & now has a record to make it harder for them to get a job. Kind of STUPID logic. Oh well, ladies go for it. You work while we sit in jail playing cards, having our meals brought to us & sleeping all we want. Oh, by the way, your tax dollars pay to keep us fed while in jail. SMART.
looking for info

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Aug 2, 2011
W hen the man has been sitting on his ass for 6 months, and whines he was laid off but is not receiving unemployment? All his bills and his wife's bills (she doesn't work either)are paid what else is a person supposed to do? How can a man not care about his children and want to help with them? I understand the argument about the drivers license but why not jail time?
Geez

Fort Campbell, TN

#10 Aug 2, 2011
Really wrote:
This is a stupid ??? of course a man/woman if willfully not paying CS will go to jail. Now, how that helps the children? Mom/Dad's in jail, no income & now has a record to make it harder for them to get a job. Kind of STUPID logic. Oh well, ladies go for it. You work while we sit in jail playing cards, having our meals brought to us & sleeping all we want. Oh, by the way, your tax dollars pay to keep us fed while in jail. SMART.
If they are not paying child support ot helping the kids out why not put them in jail. If the custodial parent doesnt buy groceries they could get charged with neglect, so my question is why dont they charge the dead-beat with neglect? They are doing the child NO good anyway. While I agree that if the non-custodial parent hits a rough spot considerations should be made, but those who show no effort constantly should have all rights such as driving yanked!
goodlord

Shelby, NC

#11 Aug 2, 2011
No they won't go to jail. My kids dead beat dad never would pay his child support. He is a looser and so are the child support enforcers. He now gets food stamps and works for cash and lives with a dumbass. But needless to say the piece of shit he is, he don't ever pay his child support and the system don't care. So all this will come back to him. I just can't wait till the day that happens. In reality though, I don't need his money. Doing just fine raising his kids without him or his help. Thanks child support for doing nothing to him for the last 10 years....
numb nuts

Jefferson City, TN

#12 Aug 2, 2011
No. My son's father has paid $25.00 in child support in 13 year's. He is court order to pay $50.00 a month, but never pays the child support. He want even see his child. I have a full time job and i've supported our child this long on my on without the father's support.
Really

Johnson City, TN

#13 Aug 2, 2011
looking for info wrote:
W hen the man has been sitting on his ass for 6 months, and whines he was laid off but is not receiving unemployment? All his bills and his wife's bills (she doesn't work either)are paid what else is a person supposed to do? How can a man not care about his children and want to help with them? I understand the argument about the drivers license but why not jail time?
Get over it. All my bills are paid cause I pay them. You need to get it straight before you start a bunch of crap. I have money, none of your business how. Get a full time job and stop b!tching. Talk about someone sitting on their A$$, that's all you have done. He has been the only one for four yrs. supporting his kids. If you have worked this whole time, you sure didn't inform the court. Now that the economy has been so bad you still want him to do it all. Doesn't work that way. He is not willfully unemployed, period. Pathetic.

Since: Jul 11

United States

#14 Aug 2, 2011
Children are a blessing . Ladies don't sleep with anyone for the pleasure ,you may find a child 9 months later and the man not around for support. I am sure most of the ladies not receiving support from the doner is being supported by their tax paying public ( Government)
Welfare Payer

Fort Campbell, TN

#15 Aug 2, 2011
Men not paying to support their children, so mothers are on welfare. That, my friend, is part of the reason we have a multi-trillion dollar national debt. Majority of bidget goes to Welfare and Social Security. Ppl want budget cuts, but nobody wants to lose their benefits(me included)!
numb nuts

Jefferson City, TN

#16 Aug 2, 2011
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Get over it. All my bills are paid cause I pay them. You need to get it straight before you start a bunch of crap. I have money, none of your business how. Get a full time job and stop b!tching. Talk about someone sitting on their A$$, that's all you have done. He has been the only one for four yrs. supporting his kids. If you have worked this whole time, you sure didn't inform the court. Now that the economy has been so bad you still want him to do it all. Doesn't work that way. He is not willfully unemployed, period. Pathetic.
Excuse me I do inform the court and the lawyers too. Yes he lives off welfare or the state. He doesn't work. I work and pay my Child support thank you very much. Unless you've had kids by a deadbeat loser then shut the hell up. You don't know the whole story. Oh by the way I do have a full time job 40 hours a week and a single mom. He helped make the kid he needs to do his part. If he was man enough to have the kid, then he should take care of the kid!!!!!!!!!!
Really

Johnson City, TN

#17 Aug 2, 2011
numb nuts wrote:
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Excuse me I do inform the court and the lawyers too. Yes he lives off welfare or the state. He doesn't work. I work and pay my Child support thank you very much. Unless you've had kids by a deadbeat loser then shut the hell up. You don't know the whole story. Oh by the way I do have a full time job 40 hours a week and a single mom. He helped make the kid he needs to do his part. If he was man enough to have the kid, then he should take care of the kid!!!!!!!!!!
Ummm.... First I was not speaking to you. I commented on "Looking for info". Very sorry your child's father is not paying. My husband is layed off after working 16 yrs. and cannot find a job. Women who work and support their children alone without help have a right to raise hell. Deadbeat is alot different than unwillfully unemployed.
numb nuts

Jefferson City, TN

#18 Aug 2, 2011
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Ummm.... First I was not speaking to you. I commented on "Looking for info". Very sorry your child's father is not paying. My husband is layed off after working 16 yrs. and cannot find a job. Women who work and support their children alone without help have a right to raise hell. Deadbeat is alot different than unwillfully unemployed.
Sorry 13 years of this deadbeat loser. There is a difference of not working and losing your job. Sorry that happened to your husband. It just upsets me that there are plenty of fathers who help raise their kids or are in the child's life. But not mine, i got the good for nothing one....
Really

Johnson City, TN

#19 Aug 2, 2011
numb nuts wrote:
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Sorry 13 years of this deadbeat loser. There is a difference of not working and losing your job. Sorry that happened to your husband. It just upsets me that there are plenty of fathers who help raise their kids or are in the child's life. But not mine, i got the good for nothing one....
I understand, my ex/father of my children doesn't pay either but, there is a difference. My now husband has worked his whole adult life and payed for 4 yrs. until now and I'm pretty sure it is his ex that started this thread. She likes to make people think he is horrible, he is not, I was responding to her. Sorry for the mix up as well. I wish you luck, women like you deserve a medal.
looking for info

Elizabethton, TN

#21 Aug 2, 2011
Just for the record, I don't know who you are and you don't know me or you would know that I do have a full time job. Stop making comments on things you know nothing about.

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