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Marcie - posted on 11/24/2008

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You know, I think its crazy that so many men don't take care of their kids and it takes so long for the enforcement agencies to get anything from them. AND then when you get something its like 50.00 or 9.34. C'mon. Its sad. I feel sorry for the moms that truly need and depend on the money to live. Just sad!

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my ex left me when i was 4 mths pregnant and started denying my son. who is now almost 4 mths cs sent hima letter no responce so know she is taking him to court for cs dec 3.. hopefullyi get summin i didnt want to cause i want nothing to do with him he already has his new gf pregger5 mths. and she a hassel and a half,,, and still denys him... but i wanted to at least get summin since we planned our baby and he also has a 6 yr old daughter..

Brenda - posted on 11/24/2008

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I have never received any support - my daughter is 2 now. He said he would help...he doesn't. Even if I went to court (I am a lawyer!), he mostly works for cash (he's in construction) and so his tax returns show very little. I might be awarded $50 a month if I was lucky, and then he wouldn't pay it, so it'd be a life-long battle. So far I haven't enforced it, but I do REALLY resent it. I go back and forth on it all the time.

Trisha - posted on 11/24/2008

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This is all too familiar!! How sad!! I have 3 kids (2 by my first husb and my 3rd by my 2nd) My youngest is 6 months old and his dad "manages" one of our local bars.. I don't have the $ to file for divorce so I went straight to Office of Recovery Services and they implemented a child support order until the divorce.. Although the papers say he has to pay $170 a month, I only got $9.34 this month!! How pathetic!! I just have to remember that it keeps accruing so I'll eventually get it out of his taxes :)

Natasha - posted on 11/23/2008

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Thanks Courtenay... yeah we do have legal aid offices.. i will finally get up the courage to go and speak with somepeople.. my daughter deserves it!! i was tryn for all these years to be the"miracle worker".. yet even if its a little $ it will help her.. i like having this website to hear & to talk /discuss some concerns with ... Good Luck to you too Courtenay!!!

Courtenay - posted on 11/23/2008

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Natasha, do you have any kind of legal aid offices in Australia? Or do lawyers give free consults? Some do here, I'd suggest going and speaking with someone who knows the laws in your area and they will deffinitly know the best way for you to start court proceedings. Good luck.

Natasha - posted on 11/23/2008

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Yes Yes Yes!! my daughter is 12yrs old & i have not had one cent since she was approx 5...and when i did receive some before that he would only give what he thought necessary & i pratically had to beg for it ...that is why i have left alone(i was collecting priv support) & have been lodged for two years with childsupport agency - made many phone calls & he runs his business at a loss!!! im fighting for the 21.20 per month that i dont get !! go figure!! if anyone knows how i would approach the court systems re this matter i would greatly appreciate any advice as my daughter is now heading towards high school and im struggling with school fee's as is...thanks

Julie - posted on 11/23/2008

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I am in canada too....i receive child support now, after 3 years of being in the system (and yes, maitainence enforcement too...), but i did not receive a cent until the 3 year anniversary of my ruling. I am just lucky that my support was accumulating for all that time. Anyone who does not receive child support: FIGHT FOR IT! even if you feel like you don't need it now, trust me, you will need it or if you think that the father will start/keep making the payments on his own, get it legal, cover your a$$. If you need it now, pray you have a more productive case worker with ME than i did...

Marcie - posted on 11/23/2008

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I'm in Colorado and when my husband and I separated I asked him to only pay for half of daycare which is 600.00 and he only wanted to pay me like 400.00. So when I filed for child support his behind has to pay 836.00. He should have taken the first set of numbers. They automatically take it out of his paycheck. Unless they are trustworthy men I wouldn't trust them to financially support the children. Its not about you making it without his money, but the kids deserve and are entitled to have the best that both parents can offer.

Krystal - posted on 11/23/2008

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Well I also live in canada but they can t even find bryce dad soo . . . . no child support here.

Amanda - posted on 11/22/2008

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hell yeah!!! I left when my son was 6 weeks old he is now 17 months and I have not recieved one cent. He claims that he cant afford it, he is trying to get his life together But he can afford to take his new GF on a trip down south! I have had enough and I was finally brave enough to start the court papers to get support. I know he is going to be pissed because he warned me not to do this but its time he stepped up and helped with his responsiblilty. The good thing about where I live in Canada is that fathers have to support their children weather they see them or not..its the law so once I get my order they will garnish his wedge. I suggest looking in to the same thing in your area, you never know and god knows the help would be nice! GOod luck!

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