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It’s Never Enough: Pay Child Support, You’re Still a Deadbeat

by Moody Jim Rathbone

One of the worst examples of the discrimination that men face is with child support. Canada is no exception.

court in Halifax NSA Canadian judge has called a Nova Scotia businessman and developer one of the “worst deadbeat” dads in Canadian history. The judge sentenced him to four years in prison, adding a court fine of $384,000. Gotta make sure the corporate court has a little extra owed to it. Eh?

violation of due process and civil rightsThe National Post claimed that family court judge Theresa Forgeron (obviously an offended opportunistic feminist) said Vrege Armoyan’s “defiance spanned many years.” He owes a “shameful amount of arrears” racked up in a deliberate plan to hide money and to avoid paying support for his three children, ages 20, 18 and 15. (Shouldn’t two of those be emancipated?)

In typical fashion the judge aims at your heart strings – “His children struggle to survive while Mr. Armoyan has millions of dollars.” They are starving on a mere $9000 a month in child support that they have received like a slot machine. They don’t sound too hungry to me! What do you say?

kangaroo courtAs usual, the court debt is mostly imaginary. Armoyan was originally ordered to pay $29,000 a month in child support and alimony in 2012. He never paid the full amount. As a self-employed man of business, he is one of the few to claim that right. Instead, he opted to pay $9000 a month. The total arrears is $1,714,684.04, as well as owing over $1 million in court costs. I know who isn’t going to be in Canada – ever.

mob-rule-child-support-governmentNaturally, a blood-sucking lawyer was quoted as being in full agreement with the court. Lawyers depend on the good favor of the court. They kiss the ring of a judge, a legalized mobster. Surprised? So why are you paying your lawyer so much to represent you? He must be good in bed, for someone anyway.

Armoyan reportedly notified the court via email (they actually admit receiving it) that he was no longer a resident of Canada but he failed to say where he had moved. Surprise. The email source indicated that the post was sent from the Middle East.

Originally, Armoyan reportedly fled from Florida to Canada because a court had sentenced him to 60 days in jail for failing to obey a child support court order.

groceriesThe greed of the ex and the court is unrivaled, supported by the attorney of ex: “My client can’t afford groceries. She can’t afford to fly here for this hearing.” Perhaps she couldn’t afford the gas money to drive her limosine either. The bottom line? $9000 wasn’t enough for anyone. They pushed the issue and lost, putting themselves through some suffering.

To me, Mr. Armoyan is a hero. First, he’s self-employed and independent. He isn’t a slave to the court or a country. He isn’t afraid to make bold choices instead of simply caving to the state and an angry and ‘entitled’ ex-wife. Apparently, mom is a terrible money manager if she can’t manage on $108,000 a year, tax-free. The 18 and 20 year “children” should be emancipated. To the uninitiated, that means “on their own.”

court orderThe judge declared that Armoyan was guilty of “contempt of court.” Neither he, nor his attorney showed at a hearing last Friday. Doubtless, the attorney wasn’t paid to show, yet, his defiance is declared by his absence (not the attorney, he’s still kissing the ring). He “strategically and tactically” avoided payment and fled the country to avoid the unbounded greed of his ex-wife and the courts. Good for him. It’s a freakin’ gravy train against men in this part of the world.

Being in the Middle East in an unknown location in an Islamic state should be protection enough. I hope he finds a better life than being constantly stressed out by courts and a nasty ex-wife. Nobody deserves that lot.

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What America’s Child Support Problem is Really About

moneyHow much does it cost the average parent to rear three children from birth to age 18? Upward of $750,000, according to this nifty CNN calculator.

But Anne Dias Griffin, ex-wife of the hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin, thinks the number lands closer to $1 million a month.

Griffin made headlines last month when she claimed that in order to keep up with the expenses of her three children, her ex-husband should be forced to pay a monthly six-figure sum in child support.

The Griffins’ legal battle has thrust the issue of unpaid alimony into the news once again, sold to readers with titillating headlines and expected outrage. Child support problems, from Janet Jackson to Dennis Rodman, make for perfect tabloid fodder. Spoiled celebrities, deadbeat millionaire dads and trust-fund children. That’s who doesn’t pay child support.

baby moneyBut FiveThirtyEight’s Mona Chalabi has shined a light on a far more complicated part of the narrative. Over $14 billion of child support funds went unpaid in America in 2011, according to Chalabi, and women are more likely to struggle with payments than men.

“In 2011, 32 percent of custodial fathers (meaning fathers who have legal custody of the children) didn’t receive any of the child support that had been awarded to them,” Mona wrote in her “Ask Mona” column on FiveThirtyEight. According to her analysis of the 2011 Census data, the number drops to 25.1 percent for custodial mothers.

Chalabi, who was understandably surprised by her finding, provided a few explanations as to why such a counterintuitive statistic might be true.

So many children, so many fathers.

So many children, so many fathers.

First off, women with custody of their children are more likely than men to be living in poverty. These women are more likely to have part-time jobs, or no job at all. The implication here seems to be that men are slightly more likely to help their ex-wives out with child support because it’s more likely that women will desperately need the financial help.

There are other interesting elements that play into why child support might not get paid, such as racial differences (which are closely related to economic differences in her analysis); actual marital status (Chalabi points out that “custodial moms and dads who have never been married or are in their first marriages are much less likely to get any of the payments they’re due”); and prenuptial agreements.

All of these factors, however, speak mostly to the struggle of mothers — and fathers — in poverty, and how divorce or lack of marriage in the first place contributes to economic struggles. Chalabi’s analysis acts as a stark reminder that the issue of child support isn’t about celebrity tabloid disputes. Poverty and marriage trends are the real headlines.

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The state and the greed of so called custodial parents are at the center of this offensive media bloodlust. – MJR

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Oppressive Government: Licenses & Child Support

by E.J. Manning

moneyTo receive federal grants, each state must require license suspension as a penalty for failure to pay child support. Most states have been on board with this policy since around 2007. Under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, states are required to pass laws that “withhold or suspend, or to restrict the use of driver’s licenses, professional and occupational licenses, and recreational and sporting licenses” of delinquent child support debtors. In Texas alone the license-suspension statute includes fifty-six state agencies responsible for issuing a variety of licenses: appraisers, vets, chiropractors, plumbers, air conditioning and pest control specialists, as well as hunting and fishing licenses.

The purpose of this exploitative tyranny is to drive fear into your soul, to make you crawl on glass, to humiliate you, to make you a butt-kisser. Clearly, the suspension of a citizen’s drivers license is a bad idea where continuing to make an income is concerned. Revoking licenses also give the  government too much control over individual liberties. While it may drive fear and compliance into the hearts of some, most commonly, it  makes a bad situation worse. It has the consequence of making oppressed persons angry and more resentful of the government and of the ex spousal relationship.  The oppressed person may withdraw and become themselves from society, becoming less compliant and even enraged. The oppressed may become part of an underground workforce as they continue to drive at risk with a suspended license, that is, if they can work. Certainly, an attitude that leans towards outrage is the most common reality versus obsequious compliance.

These laws have unintended consequences on decent people that work hard, those that are struggling to get by in a dead economy, or those that need their money the most, the disabled. Many that are able-bodied may begin job hopping because they cannot survive on a small amount left for them in their paycheck. Many times, child support oppression prevents them from catching up entirely, and they become part of a spiraling negative cycle, unable to work their way out. You may be labeled as a liar. Those that are able take a job in another country sometimes do so. Of course, once you leave, you won’t be able to return until you pay your debt. For those that have a passport, the system is only too willing to confiscate your passport in the hope of controlling you. The politicians of the past and the present have a built an insurmountable wall of class oppression for divorced parents.The state disregards any and all personal circumstances, labeling you as a deadbeat. They make no effort to examine the circumstance in your individual situation. If you are behind on your support “you are a liar and a deadbeat.” The government is so concerned about child’s support, they are unaware that they are hurting the child by oppressing the non-custodial parent and reducing his or her integrity. The custodial parent and government insinuate that the other parent is a deadbeat, which damages the child further for life. As far as licenses go, when you get behind again the system will take your license again at their will, often without telling you for months. Do you think that is right? Isn’t that fraud?

Making an agreement with prompt and effective communication doesn’t ensure success. You can be in full communication with the state office with a planned payment for getting caught up, and they take your license anyway. Many times, you are notified after the fact, and three weeks late by mail with a fifteen or twenty day appeal period based on the date of the letter. When the state mails the letter three weeks late, you are denied due process under the law. That is mail fraud as well. This is illegal, but that is not their concern. Deadbeats are worthless. The wheels of the system keep turning like a rusty axle. The system has “authority.” What is my advice to you. You are better off not stressing yourself out by taking their phone calls because the end result being positive is unlikely. This creates a further rift between the oppressed and the tyrannical oppressor, who could be nothing more than a poorly-paid state employee that cares little about their honesty and has a big chip on their shoulder that is probably larger than yours.

It’s a big power trip. The government doesn’t really care about the child, the mother or the father, whether the non-custodial parents are employed, or whether they live at all. All is assumed. Of course, most of you probably know this. All said, a woman can flip out just as easily as a man from the pressure induced by non-caring people and government entities seek to oppress. Ultimately, the system will be rewarded with destruction because oppression doesn’t last forever. That is history.

Finally on your credit record, your license suspension may show up without explanation, which may affect your ability to get insurance.  You may be required to pay more for insurance because of a credit bureau report while the system seeks to rob you of more than you could possibly afford. This affects your credit score, which impacts your ability to borrow to pay child support or for any other purpose. How does making a nation full of enraged men (and women) fulfill the purpose of the country? That is for you to decide. We have become a nation of petty people that satisfy ourselves through the exploitation of others. At least the people that are part of the occupy Wall Street movement are making a noise and working for change through public protest. Oppressed men and women that are under the thumb the Bradley Amendment just hold it in and keep on taking it when we need to fight for fair government and due process under the law as minimum standards. If you have a story or want to share your testimony, just post it here. Giving us your take is completely free.

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