I owe $30,000 in child support. ($15,000 is in interest and penalty charges). Why? because when I was out of work for 2 years, I filed for unemployment,…I told them to deduct the full amount for child support, but they refused!!! they told me they could only take out a certain percentage for child support. So each week, I got a check, I would send out the remaining child support payment so I would not go into arrears any more than I already was.
15 months pass, and I get a letter in the mail stating that I owe $9,300!!! in penalites!!!
I called, and asked them why? And I was shocked when they told me that I was penalized $200 each week for not making a full payment!!!
When I told them that I was sending the remaining payment on a weekly basis, they told me that because they were receiving it a DAY late, They had to charge $200 a week!!!!
(that’s $800 a month)!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? They go by weekly payments???? Not by how much is owed for the month????
I was ignorant to the system, and later found out that I could modify my support order to a lower payment, by this time it was too late. My interest and penalties are almost just as much as my back child support. I am back to work, and I just took a loan out for college for my daughter for $14,000 and helped my other daughter buy a car. (there is my $15,000 interest and penalties)…Go Figure.
PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORT REFORM, OUR CHILDREN COULD BENEFIT SO MUCH MORE FROM US.
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