By Simone SpenceOn May 24, 2019

Now You Can Have A HATE BONER FOR DEADBEAT DADS – Cheaper/Faster Than You Ever Imagined

I was surprised and amused recently to discover I am now a “Lolcow” courtesy of the online forum Kiwi Farms. For those of you who don’t know, a “lolcow” is internet slang for people or groups whose eccentric or foolish...

By Simone SpenceOn May 10, 2019

Moms, Money and Your Future

  You might not be able to see past next week’s paycheck right now, but one day the kids who are eating more grocery’s than you feel like you can provide are going to walk across a stage with a...

By Simone SpenceOn April 26, 2019

Prom Season Extras & Flakey Child Support Payors

Word Count 540 FB and Instagram are full of proud parents posting prom pictures over the past few weeks and I love seeing the kids in Prom finery with big grins or forced smiles adorning their young faces. One post...

By Simone SpenceOn March 18, 2019

A Trojan Horse in the House

Word Count 1144 In January I wrote a piece calling joint custody a Trojan horse for child support avoidance. For those who may not know the Trojan horse was the strategy the Greeks used after a failed 10-year siege on...

By Simone SpenceOn February 1, 2019

What is #DeadbeatCulture ?

Word Count 563 #Deadbeatculture is a complex set of beliefs that emboldens and supports fathers who withhold child support payments from their children. It is a culture in a society where it is okay for a man to put his...

By Simone SpenceOn January 18, 2019

It’s Tax Time – Who Gets the Kids?

Word Count 737 It’s tax time. Grab your W2’s, your 1099’s, your child support orders and your divorce decrees and get that thing done. Who gets to claim the children on their taxes is a hot and many times a...

By Simone SpenceOn January 15, 2019

Joint Custody – the Child Support Avoidance Trojan Horse

Word Count 1112 In the first two self-help books that I wrote about child support collection, I inserted a page in the very beginning, advocating for all parents – custodial, non-custodial, child support-paying and child support-receiving- to act cooperatively and...

By Simone SpenceOn January 4, 2019

Can a Child Support Evader be Found?

Word Count 1327 A private detective also called an investigator, or private investigator (“P.I.”) is often used to deliver a summons or subpoena in a legal case or track down those who owe an unpaid debt. Those who specialize in...

By Simone SpenceOn December 15, 2018

The Right to Collect Unpaid Child Support

Word Count 1268 Many years ago, I was invited to someone’s home to hear about an investment opportunity. Initially, I thought the opportunity was intriguing and though I had a healthy dose of skepticism, I wanted to learn more. It...

By Simone SpenceOn November 27, 2018

Long Arm Statutes for Child Support Collection

Word Count 228 Most parents do not know about long-arm statutes, though if they did, it would eliminate a lot of the heartache that goes along with collecting across state lines. You may remember in a previous chapter that I...

By Simone SpenceOn November 14, 2018

The Terrifying Rise of The Father’s Rights Movement

Word Count 1,315 Early in December 2017 the Texas Attorney General’s Office held a private meeting with a group from the Texas Father’s Rights Movement (“FRM”) at the Capital B Room E1 012 from 9 am- 12pm. The meeting was...