• Report: #57557

Complaint Review: Wayne County Friend Of The Court

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  • Submitted: Mon, May 19, 2003
  • Updated: Mon, December 24, 2012

  • Reported By:Dearborn Michigan
Wayne County Friend Of The Court
645 Griswold Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.

Wayne County Friend Of The Court scam so the state can get money, waste of time Detroit Michigan

*Consumer Suggestion: Solution

*Consumer Comment: I guess somethings need to be clarified if possible!

*Consumer Suggestion: "OPT" out.

*UPDATE Employee: Update Your Household Information

*Consumer Comment: You are lucky

*Consumer Comment: You are lucky

*Consumer Comment: You are lucky

*Consumer Comment: You are lucky

*Consumer Comment: State of Michigan Friend of the Court - New way to make money

*Consumer Suggestion: File a Motion

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The FOC is horrible, tons of parents wait to get money, while others dont even get money from the other parent when they're supposed to.

My case though is the complete opposite. My baby's father and I are engaged AND living together. I work part-time, he works full-time, and yet they are still trying to get him to pay child support even though I live with him and he basically supports our son and I. I see no point in it. It is just a big waste of time witholding the money from the check, when as soon as its received it goes right back to HIM, to pay the bills. Now someone tell me that something isn't wrong with that.

That tons of parents who actually deserve the money DONT GET IT! While they are making it even harder on us, when I don't want the money! They won't do anything about it to even arrange for him to quit paying. What kind of screwed up system is this?

Heather
Dearborn, Michigan
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/19/2003 03:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Wayne-County-Friend-Of-The-Court/Detroit-Michigan-48226/Wayne-County-Friend-Of-The-Court-scam-so-the-state-can-get-money-waste-of-time-Detroit-Mi-57557. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Solution

AUTHOR: coltdefender - (United States of America)

Seems to me the best solution for your problem is to stop having so many kids with so many different guys and you wouldnt have this problem !
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#2 Consumer Comment

I guess somethings need to be clarified if possible!

AUTHOR: Eagle - (U.S.A.)

I guess some things need to be clarified if possible.

If you two are together, why was there achild support case started in the first place? If you were receiving state assistance and the father WASN'T living in the home then the state goes after the other parent for support regardless if your together. The state wants to be reimbursed for any money they pay out in grants. IF the father was in the home and your were receiving assistance, then he would've been added to you case and they wouldn't have went after him for support unless at some point, you broke up and he lived apart from you and your child then they go after him.

I guess what I'm not understanding is, WHO got the case going in the first place?

If it was the state and you are no longer receving assistance, then you can file a paper(not sure which one) to have the support stopped for future payments, but if you were on any assistance at anytime after your child was born and the father WASN'T in the home, regardless if you were still "together" and living in separate homes for whatever reason, you can stop future payments if your not on assistance, but he will still have to pay for when you WERE on it.

If you started it and weren't receiving assistance at any time, you can not only waive the amount he owes, but file a paper terminating future child support and let them know the reason is that you two are together, engaged and living together.

Good luck!
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

"OPT" out.

AUTHOR: Aaron - (U.S.A.)

Heather,

If you go to the Penobscot building, ask for the "opt" out form. You will have to fill it out and sign it in front of a FOC officer, but it is used to completely take both parties out of the FOC arena. Keep in mind, that everytime a FOC payment is rendered, a "service fee" is held back out of the check you receive. So don't be suprised if you meet some resistance when trying to get out of this system of governmental racketeering. Pretty shady seeing how the payee has already paid taxes on it, but will never be able to write it off as a child care expense, or in most cases (like mine) use his kids as a dependant on his taxes. God bless you in making your relationship work - good luck!
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#4 UPDATE Employee

Update Your Household Information

AUTHOR: Robbie - (U.S.A.)

Please keep in mind that Friend of the Court is not aware of what goes on in your household.

If your circumstances have changed, such as you and the other party are now together, you can contact your local office and schedule a joint appointment to stop the support from charging.

There is no chargeit is a service that Friend of the court provides to their clients.

As far as I know a court order can be amended for many reasons; such as change of custody, raising or lowering support, stopping child care, stopping support, etc., in all county offices as long as both parties agree to the change and are willing to come in together for the appointment. There are a few qualifications that have to be checked, but that can be done over the phone by the receptionist.

Also, if both parties cannot agree on a court order amendment any client can file a pro per petition (for a small filing fee)provided by the clerk's office in the court house. There is no need for expensive attorneys. Therefore, no excuse for not changing your court order.

Friend of the Court's job is to enforce a court order. If your circumstances have changed, it is your responsibility to get your court order changed.
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#5 Consumer Comment

You are lucky

AUTHOR: Jaime - (U.S.A.)

I guess I think you shouldn't complain because you have no idea what I have to go though to NOT recieve a check. I dropped 4 yrs child support and he still some how manages to dodge FOC and has racked up almost 12000.00 in 5 yrs. So atleast there working for you.
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#6 Consumer Comment

You are lucky

AUTHOR: Jaime - (U.S.A.)

I guess I think you shouldn't complain because you have no idea what I have to go though to NOT recieve a check. I dropped 4 yrs child support and he still some how manages to dodge FOC and has racked up almost 12000.00 in 5 yrs. So atleast there working for you.
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#7 Consumer Comment

You are lucky

AUTHOR: Jaime - (U.S.A.)

I guess I think you shouldn't complain because you have no idea what I have to go though to NOT recieve a check. I dropped 4 yrs child support and he still some how manages to dodge FOC and has racked up almost 12000.00 in 5 yrs. So atleast there working for you.
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#8 Consumer Comment

You are lucky

AUTHOR: Jaime - (U.S.A.)

I guess I think you shouldn't complain because you have no idea what I have to go though to NOT recieve a check. I dropped 4 yrs child support and he still some how manages to dodge FOC and has racked up almost 12000.00 in 5 yrs. So atleast there working for you.
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#9 Consumer Comment

State of Michigan Friend of the Court - New way to make money

AUTHOR: Vicki - (U.S.A.)

Yes Heather, after 16 years of receiving child support, all of a sudden the State of Michigan has informed me (only because I called them) that I get a monthly "allocation" as she put it.

Once the payment has reached that amount, they hold the payments that continue to come in. This is why we get a large sum in the beginning of the month.

Because I only know my weekly payment, she started to multiply (simple math) the amount by 4 weeks in a month. She didn't like it when I informed her/reminded her that there are 4.3 weeks in a month.

I have calculated all my support payments for 2003 and the State has shorted my children by one months pay. It's a good thing I only need the support for our son's college education.

So this is the new way the State of Michigan not only taxes our children's non-custodial parent for this money before we receive it, they earn interest on it as it sits in their bank for 3+ weeks before being paid to the custodial parents.

This is not just Wayne County. I go through Oakland for my oldest son (done in July) and Macomb for my youngest son, this is a State issue. I talked to both my ex's and they both agree with me (we all get along for the kids sakes), that it's the States "new way of making money!" We will be cutting the State out and my boys will get paid directly by their fathers! It is a scam!
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#10 Consumer Suggestion

File a Motion

AUTHOR: Sean - (U.S.A.)

Why don't you tow file a motion to stop the support because you both agree to stop support.
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