A Not So Gentle Nudge to Pay Child Support

Parents in Georgia are paying child support, some for the first time, and nobody filed any enforcement petitions to make it happen. Here’s an article about it in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The Georgia Department of Human Resources sent letters to several thousand parents who were more than six months behind on their child support. The letters told the delinquent parents that if they didn’t begin paying their child support, they might have their driver’s license suspended, their wages garnished, and/or liens filed on their property, among other undesirable consequences.

“We are more into getting support to the children than we are into punitive measures,” said Barbara Joye, a staff member with Georgia DHR. “We encourage people to get back on track and support their children.”

DHR has set up counseling and job training for parents who want to pay but whose income is too low.

One comment

  1. crf says:

    I constantly read about how OCSE reems fathers a new one when
    they fail to pay their child support. My husband has had
    custody of his son for 3 years and after 3 unsuccessful
    visits to OCSE to help him get his support, we had to hire
    a personal attorney. Tell me how his ex-wife who make over
    $50,000 a year isn’t enforced to pay child support? The bottom
    line is that OCSE REFUSES TO HELP FATHERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE
    HELP….THEY ARE SEXIST AND RACIST AGAINST MEN WHO NEED HELP!
    I have personally been in the office several times (and I am
    a female) and have never once seen a male working. My husbands
    exwife has never and stated that she would never pay a dime
    in support because she is a woman and no one will make her.
    How’s that for A DEAD BEAT MOTHER!

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