Non Custodial Parent Lies About Income And Is Paid Under The Table
by L. Figueroa
(Newark, NJ USA)
I am so confused about my situation that I have run out of options on how to deal with it. My son's father works in a grocery store that pays him cash. He says he only makes $300.00 a week because that’s all he claims on his taxes but I know that's not true. If it were, how would he be able to afford an apartment in Clifton, NJ that’s $1300.00 dollars, a brand new Acura MDX truck, and still be able to support three children (two of which are not his biological children. All that I ask is that he pays his child support on time. He only had to pay $50 a week up until he starting to get behind on his payments. Now he has to pay $80 dollars a week and can’t even manage to do that. He's behind in payments ($1,279.15) and he pays it when he feels like doing so. I don't really know what to do anymore. I am going to schedule a motion for an increase but I honestly don’t think that would help because the judge will go by how much he "makes" and not by his assets or am I wrong? I need help. What should I do?