Parent says the NJ Child Support Office dropped her case in 2014 for not having a valid address, never told her, and now admits they had the correct address.
Read: Endorsement Letter
Read: Endorsement Letter
According to the Office of Center For Family Policy and Practice there is over $116 billion owed in child support to over 13 million parents in the U.S.; along with an estimated 25 million additional parents without child support orders not receiving adequate child support (See: Change.org). One such parent is Delores Bulloch, who has been trying to obtain a child support order from the father of her child for over 3 years and sought out the services of Project Child Support to assist her.
In January of 2016, Ms. Bullock contacted Project Child Support and said she needed to obtain assistance in acquiring a valid address of the father of her daughter so the child support office in Newark, New Jersey could properly serve him documents to appear in court. The address in their database was not a valid address. Ms. Bullock stated: she was told by a caseworker at the child support office that she could not receive a child support order until the father of her daughter appeared in court. Ms. Bullock stated the child support office would not provide her with the address they attempted to serve the father of her daughter, so she requested that Project Child Support use its Filing Investigative Program resources to obtain a valid address. After conducting an extensive investigation she was provided with a report that contained the information to enable the child support office to properly serve him. “We were able to obtain his address, prior addresses, his social security number, date of birth, liens, common residencies, e-mail addresses, social media accounts, aliases, relatives’ addresses, relatives’ phone numbers, and corporate affiliations. We also prepared an affidavit and provided the cross referenced information so her child support caseworker could have the family court properly subpoena him to appear in court,” says Kai Patterson, who is the CEO, President and Founder of Project Child Support.
According Ms. Bullock’s endorsement letter thanking Project Child Support; she was told the address obtained in the affidavit provided by Project Child Support contained the address the Child Support office originally had in their database. Furthermore, in the endorsement letter she states: the caseworker told her they knew the address they had was valid but closed her case anyway. In the endorsement letter, Ms. Bullock states she was told she has to start the process of filling for child support all over again with the address she obtained from Project Child Support’s investigation; even though they admitted they had the same address when they closed her case. “Although the Office of Child Support Enforcement does a great job in collecting child support for millions of parents, if Ms. Bulloch’s statements are correct, it appears that someone dropped the ball on her case,” says Patterson.
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