Fraudulent Claim About Income Leads To Child Support Arrearages
(Marietta, GA USA)
I am now living in Georgia: 55y.o. Father of 2 teens girls in Oregon and currently unemployed due to business failure in this economy and just had my Drivers License suspended for non-payment of fraudulently created Child Support Arrearages.
Upon Divorce in 2000, adulterous ex-wife claimed
I made $1,000,000/year! No Kidding!
I was actually between careers and unemployed at the time, but that DID NOT MATTER TO THE Female Family Court Judge! She slammed me with $1,700/month Child Support...and It took 10 months to reduce it to $13/month as my ex was making over $75,000/year at that time and even more now while I was bringing in $0/month! So they say I OWED $17,000 based on 10 months of non-payment of $1,700 and now it has grown to $25,000 with interest! She has not 'allowed' me to see my girls in over 4 years, and I have not been able to pay the current $298/month for the last 18 months.
Argument to ask for a Modification: Currently unemployed, can ask to join Fatherhood Employment Training, and since I was self-employed and have no unemployment benefits, can ask for SSI???
Argument NOT to ask for Modification: $298/month is only 15% of $2,000/month - ie The Current Total Child Support for 2 kids in Oregon.
The recommended minimum % in Georgia is 23% of NCP Gross which can be IMPUTED to be $2,400/month!...that would be $15/hour X 160 hours/month..hard to get nowadays )
The Range could then be from $552 (23%) to $672 (28%) if the Judge here in Georgia wants to INCREASE MY OBLIGATION! And he/she can also ADD an amount to apply to arrearages!
SOOOO....I want to NOT ASK for a Modification...BUT I DO WANT TO ASK for a temporarily LOWEST AMOUNT I HAVE TO PAY TO GET MY LICENSE BACK! :-D
As soon as I get another job I will start paying the $298/month again.
Can you help me negotiate with DCSS or should I just start sending $298/month now???
The 'Manager' said send $1000 and they would think about it!
I DON"T HAVE EVEN $2.98!