Tomorrow I go to jail for child support. (self.MensRights)
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I've desperately looked for a job to no avail. A company I did contract work for owes me a LOT of money which I have no way to afford an attorney right now. How can they expect someone out if work to pay $762 a month with no income. Not even going to get started on where the money actually goes... For once I've been unable to come up with something and I have nothing. I'm supposed to have at minimum $400 paid online or brought in by tomorrow or it's jail for me with the set amount to the total past due/arrears. No spending Christmas with my son, I've got a heart condition and many other health problems, last year I lost my house, both cars and nearly everything I owned. Everything I have is pretty much in pawn and what little is in storage. I've had things up for sale for months with no luck...guess Christmas time is a bad time to sell your things. I hate the stupid laws of child support. First my son never sees a dime of it since she makes her house payment with it...I mean how does my son go without a good winter jacket when I pay her nearly 10k a year. (When I found out I got him one). How can you just be sent to jail to rack up more past due support without having an option to get a job, especially when you've gone to jail for child support and that comes up on your record. I hate this BS! Anyways, nice knowing you gentlemen. Keep fighting the good fight! Someday we'll fix these stupid laws.
Edit: please note I'm not asking anyone to help me with money. I had help once before and still struggling to pay that person back now. This is just a PSA. Thank you though.
EDIT2: woohoo !! Continued till Jan 9th!!!! Took my medication, medical records , and some proof of the company that crapped me on money they owe. The judge gave me till after the break. I am free, free at last! Well, for a few more weeks. But dang it, this crippled system needs to be changed!
209 comments submitted at 23:23:39 on Dec 18, 2013 by jasonhartsoe