Alisha - posted on 04/22/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
I was wondering what is the repercussions for a man who is put on child support but does not have a job ? I've gone 5 months with taking care of my daughter by myself but the seasonal job I recently had has ended and I wanted to file for government assistance in the meantime until work comes along . The particular assistance I will be receiving requires me to put my daughters father on child support but the problem is he sells drugs which we all know is not a legit job . He is 23 y/o , in and out of jail and has never worked a real 9 to 5 and I don't see him trying to get one in the near future . I spoke with many people who said I should put him on child support but I know that men who actually have jobs and don't pay usually have warrants for their arrests or are on jail bc of back child support . Granted my daughters father is a piece of shit I wouldn't want to add to the jail time he may receive bc of back child support payments if any . I would like him to get a job and help support our child but in the meantime I feel as though me putting him on child support when he doesn't have a job will hinder him from looking or getting one bc I assume there will be a warrant for his arrest ? I'm confused on the whole thing bc I'm not sure if I put him on it will a judge give him some sort of leniency bc he is not working or what ? What are the consequences ? Anyone's answers are welcome and please don't judge me off the fact that I have a child by someone who sells drugs ..