I Am Having A Hard Time Enforcing My Child Support Order
by Denise Moorey
(Oakland Cty, Michigan)
My x-husband owes over $34,000.00 in back child support and continually only pays maybe $50.00 a month, when he pays anything at all, which is much lower than the child support order. I have requested show cause hearing after hearing but can't seem to get anywhere with the referee. My x-husband recently moved from Michigan (which is where I reside with my children) to Florida and won't get a job on the books because he knows they'll take support out of his check. So he works for cash and claims to FOC that he doesn't have a job and they keep letting him get by with that. And his arrearages only keep getting higher, with my children having to do without. Can I sue him on my own for back support since I am not getting help from FOC? Can FOC put out a warrant for him in Michigan even though he lives in Florida? How can I get them to do that?