HomeChild SupportShould men remain in state & be arrested for not paying child support or leave to find work and be arrested?
Posted in Child Support on 25th December 2011

Should men remain in state & be arrested for not paying child support or leave to find work and be arrested?
for leaving the state while owing child support?

With 13 states facing double-digit unemployment, men ordered to pay child support face giving up trying to find work in their state and moving to another state for perhaps better opportunities.

However, under the “Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act“, passed by Congress in 1998, states can file felony charges for leaving the state while owing child support, in addition to suspending a driver’s license.

So, does one stay and face the chance of arrest for being out of work and in arrears under the “inability to pay is not a defense to the crime of felony non-support” law?

Or, taking the chance of leaving the state to find work, and face a possible Felony arrest for “leaving the state while owing child support”?

With six people for every available job, moving does not guarantee employment.

Best answer(s):

Answer by Bill
Are you high?

We don’t even have prison space for convicted rapists & murderers–you wanna send some poor schmuck who can’t find a job in prison?

Answer by Fiona A.
If he didn’t fall behind on his child support in the first place he wouldn’t be in such a mess now would he? No he would not…

Answer by Out With A Bang
Yeah, as soon as women get arrested for aborting the actual baby.

Answer by Jack
Unless it is a kangaroo court, there are alternatives.

It’s called knowing your rights. Those who do not know their rights do not have any.

There is a cure for ignorance. There really is a difference between being a “dead-beat” and falling on hard times.

Answer by Dinfer Jonus
One thing I have to say – some of your US laws are really fucked up, the state should help the guy find a job(especially if he has a child support to pay) yet they arrest him. Crazy, change the laws now.

@Cheyenne
Sorry to say it but you’re father is a duche bag, supporting other people’s daughters and not caring about his own is one of the worse offenses you can make as a man, at least I think so.
But there are many father’s out there, not being able to pay, NO income at all and yet they get arrested or similar.
Sure child support can be reprogrammed if you don’t have a good income but many people don’t know that and very very often the court decides that you have to pay the same amount as before even though you’re income is much less and often non-existent.

Answer by Cheyenne!
well for several years my father didn’t pay anything and supported his girlfriend and her daughter and her daughter’s baby. (that’s allot of daughter and i ain’t one of them) i have no idea what he did for a living to support these people but it couldn’t have been legal since any money he would have gotten should have been going to child support… i have no idea what his problem is, if he can feed them he can feed me. all those days of eviction notices and no electricity and no running water pissed me off when i heard he was doing well financially and supporting his whore girlfriend and her daughter and kids. pffft.

Answer by Old’s cool
However, under the “Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act“, passed by Congress in 1998, states can file felony charges for leaving the state while owing child support, in addition to suspending a driver’s license.
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The key is “can” file–do they?
(If you’re out of state, what diff does it make if they suspend your license? get one in the new state)

This moaning about “the sky falling” and then not knowing of any ACTUAL occurrences really irks me.

Answer by Dr.Brainiac
i think women should be arrested for taking the kids where the father will not see them again

Answer by Mr. Cool Guy
No We shouldn’t

Answer by Moderate Somber
No jury will convict a man who moves to help pay support.

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