County’s child support enforcement a joke |

County’s child support enforcement a joke

Hung up with our Child Support Division, same story. They’ll call me back with answers. Is six years long enough to wait? I was granted $200 a month in 1996. The district attorney’s office got my case in 1998.

Is $400 in six years a success for collection?

Our county failed. The Feds stepped in in June 2003. An arrest was made. Things are looking good. It’s February 2004. Still no payments. Why?

Absent parents have rights. It’s a “financial hardship” for him to return to this county to enter his plea.

Financial hardship? Ever raised kids? Daily needs? Medical? Food? Housing? Need I go on?

I work daily to provide for her. He says the trip to plead is a financial burden on him!?

Another eight months gone by, still no payments.

Amazed? Happened to you? Fed up?

I bet if I applied for welfare, our county would certainly get their money back. The clincher: The district attorney’s office said to hire a personal attorney.

Like that wouldn’t be a “financial hardship”?

Suppose I stopped feeding her, clothing her, bathing her, treating her medically, etc.. Would CPS understand my rights because of my “financial hardship”?

Child support in our county is a joke!

Tracey Pelton

Grass Valley

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