Shyanne - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
Hi all. I have a question. My son's father abandoned me when I was five months pregnant, and since then I've been on my own. He's not on his birth certificate and has no legal rights to him. About three months ago I was informed that in order to renew my son's health insurance, I'd have to do an interview with the local child support enforement office. I knew they'd ask me questions about my son's "father" in order to force child support, but my biggest fear was that they would grant him custody too (I know now that this isn't the case, thank god). I told them all I had was his name and the state he lived in (he moved away before I even gave birth). They ended up finding his idenity, but not his address. Since then I guess that's been their goal. Well, the day I did the interview, I called him and told him the situation. I knew, at that particular time, he was employed.
I called today to check on the status. They said that they checked their system and that there are no present employers listed. He obviously quit his job so that he didn't have to pay, which is what I figured he'd do. They're still in the process of finding his exact location.
My question is, when they find him, what will they do if he has no job? Does this vary on each state? The only thing I can guess is that they can't do anything. I know that once he does start working again they'll just take it from his check, but he's the kind of person who would stay unemployed his whole life just to get out of these payments; in fact, it's a good excuse not to work. He has no conscious at all. Thanks for any and all help. :)