Parent Activist Murtari Will Remain I...

Parent Activist Murtari Will Remain In Jail

There are 1 comment on the story from Oct 26, 2006, titled Parent Activist Murtari Will Remain In Jail. In it, reports that:

October 26, 2006 by Teri Stoddard A A John Murtari is a family rights activist who hasn't eaten solid food for 87 days , since July 31 when he reported to jail to serve a 6-month sentence for "willful failure ...

Join the discussion below, or


Las Vegas, NV

#1 Nov 2, 2006
Good. He can stay there. I work for another state's child support enforcement agency. Too many states have laws which expunge the arrears, if the obligor parent hides long enough, or has contacts to keep them working "under the table."

It's too bad we can't legislate morality, because it is sorely needed. We have parents, both mom and dad, who breed and leave, or who try to withhold custody in leiu of child support. The two concerns, custody and child support are not tied together, for good reason. There are many obligor parents who cannot, for whatever legally sufficient reason, pay their support. Their visitation should not be affected and almost every family court in the country will attest to this. At the same time, the guardian/custodian of the child/ren should be made aware by the courts that custody is not a bargaining tool.

Child support is for care of the child. If Mr. Murtari had just paid his support in the first place, he wouldn't be where he is in the second place. The child had to be clothed, fed and cared for physically, emotionally and medically. Did the custodian have the choice to not do these things? No. Law states that those basic needs must be met.

Let him pay the back child support with interest, penalties and a big, fat apology.

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.

Nedrow Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Where is the best place in Syracuse to pick up ... (Nov '09) 12 hr Rhonda 53
Performance Harley Davidson 22 hr Worthless Managers 1
VA apologizes after surgery that allegedly left... Thu USMCVet 1
Central NY Hospitals Wed run 2
Paris Theater (Sep '16) Jan 17 Kkk 83
News Attorney warns city fire dispute could last muc... Jan 17 iescapedny 4
Rose grattan/connelly acres apartments (May '17) Jan 15 Unknown 13

Nedrow Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Nedrow Mortgages