By Simone SpenceOn August 9, 2019

Beating the Trojan Horse, part 2

” 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 called to...

By Simone SpenceOn August 5, 2019

Bankruptcy and Child Support Obligations

One smart thing our Congress did was establish statutory law with regards to bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a federal process and debts that are considered “priority” can not be discharged under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 proceedings. Student loans, child support,...

By Simone SpenceOn August 1, 2019

Beating the Trojan Horse

I have blogged extensively about the subject of Men’s Rights Groups and 50/50 Custody arrangements. But there is much more to be said on both of these subjects and I feel that these groups, the crisis in our Family Court...

By Simone SpenceOn July 30, 2019

Most Wanted Deadbeats

In 1976 the huge Federal agency, Health, and Human Services established the office of the Inspector General within the HHS with the mission to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs HHS oversees. One of those programs is the...

By Simone SpenceOn July 28, 2019

What is Unpaid Child Support Costing YOU?

Mention child support and arguments and anger will fill any room, but facts remain facts and the one fact we must stop ignoring is that the child support arrears in America are now at a shocking $118,058,611,558.00.00 BILLION dollars nationwide....

By Simone SpenceOn July 16, 2019

Outrageous Deadbeat Excuses

Every single parent I have interacted with has heard outrageous excuses regarding unpaid child support. I say excuses are outrageous because whether or not child support is paid, one parent has to find a way to house, feed and otherwise...

By Simone SpenceOn July 9, 2019

The Legal Language of Child Custody and Support

I have reviewed hundreds of divorce decrees from many states and one line really bothers me. It’s the one that no matter the state, or attorney reads: “The court finds that the provisions of this decree relating to the rights...

By Simone SpenceOn June 23, 2019

Celebrities and Child Support

One of the biggest complaints heard about child support payments is that “the amount is to high” or that the receiving parent, most often a woman, is “getting her hair done”, “ spending the money on herself getting mani’s and...

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...

Load More All Post Loaded