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    Deadbeat Dads Snared By Passport Backlog

    WASHINGTON The price of a passport: $311,491 in back child support payments for a U.S. businessman now living in China; $46,000 for a musician seeking to perform overseas, and $45,849 for a man planning a Dominican Republic vacation.
    The new passport requirements that have complicated travel this summer have also uncovered untold numbers of child support scofflaws and forced them to pay millions.
    The State Department denies passports to noncustodial parents who owe more than $2,500 in child support. Once the parents make good on their debts, they can reapply for passports.
    Now that millions of additional travelers need passports to fly back from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and South America, collections under the Passport Denial Program are on pace to about double this year, federal officials told The Associated Press.
    In all, states have reported collecting at least $22.5 million through the program thus far in 2007. The money is then forwarded to the parent to whom it is owed.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293271,00.html

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    good!

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    Checking to see if this is my ex...... lol

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    Great idea, they dont have anything like that in Australia, as my sister who is divorced with 2 children who are now grown up has never received a penny from her ex for child support.

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    Now they can take it out of their wages.....thats if they have a job to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherri79 View Post
    WASHINGTON The price of a passport: $311,491 in back child support payments for a U.S. businessman now living in China; $46,000 for a musician seeking to perform overseas, and $45,849 for a man planning a Dominican Republic vacation.
    The new passport requirements that have complicated travel this summer have also uncovered untold numbers of child support scofflaws and forced them to pay millions.
    The State Department denies passports to noncustodial parents who owe more than $2,500 in child support. Once the parents make good on their debts, they can reapply for passports.
    Now that millions of additional travelers need passports to fly back from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and South America, collections under the Passport Denial Program are on pace to about double this year, federal officials told The Associated Press.
    In all, states have reported collecting at least $22.5 million through the program thus far in 2007. The money is then forwarded to the parent to whom it is owed.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293271,00.html
    Good ! Men who spawn children are responsible for their care as are the women who give birth to them.it works both ways too. My friends hubby is always taking out money from her payments e.g.Hair cuts and whatever he chooses...when he sees fit.This leaves her short. He earns 3 times what she does but does not see that when he short changes her it hurts the boys.
    Wish our authorities were harder on chasing up money for maintenance payments.

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    I hate deadbeat parents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by csds703 View Post
    I hate deadbeat parents!
    Me too and I do'nt know what the stats say but there seems to be a lot around in our society..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzbar View Post
    Me too and I do'nt know what the stats say but there seems to be a lot around in our society..
    It's ridiculous. I love when my ex says to my daughter..."what does your mom do with all the money I give her". Meanwhile, he is always an average of one month behind and has even been one year behind at one time. If I counted on child support to take care of her needs, she would be homeless, naked and starving.

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    I am fortunate that my daughters dad has always paid her child support. I don't understand how a parent can refuse to take care of their child's needs.

    I actually got into a very heated, public argument with a co-worker one time over this subject. She didn't think her husband should have to pay 21% in child support. She knew that he had a small child when she hooked up with him. I told her tough poo. Stinking witch! I still get mad thinking how she carried on about his responsibility to him.
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    Wow! That's awesome! I know there are a lot of mom's out there struggling, this is great news!
    We pay for my stepdaughters private school and pay child support every month, I knew this going in and I know it gets paid every month cause I write the checks. I don't understand how dad's can be irresponsible and not take care of their children, it's beyond me. I am very fortunate that I have a very sweet 12 year old (she'll be 12 next week) step daughter. She was raised to be respectful, but I think she is just naturally sweet and funny and affectionate. When she's with us, I get to take her shopping and go to movies and do fun things like crafts. She's hoping we'll give her a stepbrother or sister soon...........
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    What's sad is that there are so many deadbeat parents out there!!
    A few weeks ago when I went to pick up my check there was a young man there who was also picking up his, he got very upset when he saw that child support had been taken out!! The woman with him also was not happy about this.
    If a man doesn't want to be paying child support you know there is a way to not have to do this, don't get the woman pregnant! I was thinking this guy will probably end up having a baby with the woman who was with him and then leave her also, then she'll find out what it's like to have to track him down to try and help with the support.

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    I know someone who has not had her kids with her for a few years now and never sends a penny. Her and her new hubby have a pretty good life as far as money goes. Just the other day she told me her kids want to come live with her now and the first thing out of her mouth was .. ''well I hope their dad is ready to go back to court because I am going to have his support modified''.. Now I agree that the parent should pay don't get me wrong here. But mom hasnt seen her kids or sent them anything and all she can think about is how much money she is going to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mygirlsadie View Post
    I know someone who has not had her kids with her for a few years now and never sends a penny. Her and her new hubby have a pretty good life as far as money goes. Just the other day she told me her kids want to come live with her now and the first thing out of her mouth was .. ''well I hope their dad is ready to go back to court because I am going to have his support modified''.. Now I agree that the parent should pay don't get me wrong here. But mom hasnt seen her kids or sent them anything and all she can think about is how much money she is going to get?
    Lovely!! (insert sarcasm smiley here)

    I can't believe how many women complain that their spouses have to pay child support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csds703 View Post
    It's ridiculous. I love when my ex says to my daughter..."what does your mom do with all the money I give her". Meanwhile, he is always an average of one month behind and has even been one year behind at one time. If I counted on child support to take care of her needs, she would be homeless, naked and starving.
    Oh, I know that phrase very well. In the beginning when mine was paying here and there, he would ask her that during visitation. Then she'd come home innocently and ask me "What ARE you doing with all that money that Dad gives you?"

    Anyway, she's 22 now...and he started paying when she was 18 because he was facing jail time. He's unemployed again, or should I say, as usual....

    I'm sure glad to hear that he won't be getting a passport any time soon.

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