I am a custodial parent and have been trying to collect support from an absent parent. He is about 16,000 dollars in arrears and I have not recieved any money from him since November 2002. I gave CSE his tag number since he is out of state. They are telling me they have an address on him but they haven't heard anything from the other state as to why he hasn't been served yet. They want me to believe that they have checked with Employment Security Commission and that he is unemployed. My child is the oldest of his three. He has two other mouths in his house to feed and I know he is employed somewhere. Every time I call they tell me they don't have any new info on my case. They say when there's another state involved, there's nothing else they can do. I am in the process of hiring a private investigator to see if he can help me. I don't think NC CSE tries hard enough. I think they brush some of the difficult cases under the rug. Whatever makes their day easier, I don't think they really care since these aren't their children.
I have given up on calling them because some of them are incompetent and some of them just don't care. So I am just going to keep doing what I've been doing and keep my head up, My husband and I have been doing fine putting clothes on her back, roof over her head, food in her mouth without any help from him. My husband wants me to let him get away without paying, but I say it's my daughter's money, she's entitled to it and damnit I am going to get it, if I have to spend some of our money to do it, why should absent parents not take care of the kids they aren't living with????
greensboro, North Carolina