I was unemployed for nearly two years in Oregon….finally secured a job. The new job requires that I travel out of the country. I’ll follow up in a minute.
In the mean time: Over the last two years I have racked up a large amount of debt paying for my home, my “other child” and life. For the 14 months it took me to get a modification, the child support division took 46% of the unemployment. This left me with less than nothing after paying for housing and food. Thus the debt incurred. During the process of getting a modification, the judge was a complete “A”hole. He referred to me in derogatory terms and was completely one sided. The mother of the child implied I was cheating on my earnings and he actually went down that road with her. I have a rental that looses money and he even dictated that I pay her based on the gross income of that rental, not the net…? Wow I go screwed. After the modification and 14 months of work, they reduced the amount by only 25% yet my income was cut by 73%.
So anyway, currently I have a job, the job requires that I travel out of the country; for which I need a passport. So, I applied for a passport and was denied by the Dept. of State. The letter said in short…No passport until Child support arrears are paid. My employer would say get lost, not even mentioning the fact that I fudged my history even to get a job. I called the Child Support Division for Oregon; I was told that Oregon had a zero tolerance law and I would get no passport until I paid (tough luck chuck).
I do not have the funds to pay this debt, (I’ve been unemployed for two years). Yet, I will loose my job and will not be able to pay child support.
This system is absurd, unfair and without any shred of intelligence. It is just about money. No rhyme, no reason but money…It is appalling.
Help! I pay so much money for the child that goes through the system, that the one that doesn’t suffers… How is this right. I am liquidating the savings account for my non-system child to pay for the system child’s back support. I am an old Dad with few assets…How am I supposed to pay for an kind of retirement when all spare funds go to supporting children. If I were married, I would not spend that kind of money on my children out of the household budget…ridiculous. Not to mention that I would have discretion in how money is spent on my children.
Please help change the system.
Please take a moment and SIGN for Child Support Reform. You do not have to be directly involved in the Child Support System to Sign this Petition. Yet, we are all apart of the System; if someones’ U.S. Constitutional Rights are being violated, you are being violated. How much more Government interference are you able to put up with? Presently, the Children are always the losers; relationships are being ruined, thousands go to jail and thousands commit suicide each year! PLEASE USE THE COMMENT FORM TO SIGN LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE; Thank You!
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