Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kai Patterson Thanks His Supporters & Clients For Their Belief In Him, Which Led To His $65.5 Million TV Deal


Immediate Release: “Our television budget will enable us to provide services that parents can’t afford and the Office Of Child Support Enforcement may not pay for parents owed child support.”

When Kai Patterson created
Project Child Support that provides discounted service, and Custodial Support Foundation, which is a non-profit initiative to provide free services for parents with child support dilemmas, he received cases with serious collection challenges.  Unlike most child support cases were noncustodial parents agree to pay their arrears when arrest warrants are issued, he received a critical mass of cases where noncustodial parents refuse to pay. The Office of Child Support Enforcement generally refuses to apprehend parent out of state, and out of the county when warrants are issued.  Project Child Support has also received a few cases outside of New York and New Jersey where the in-house legal services could not be provided.  These cases presented the challenges of obtaining a law firm in other jurisdictions to provide legal services at the discounted rate provided by the organization’s attorneys.  “We have recently entered into an agreement with a service that will acquire attorneys nationwide, but every now and then you get a case with special circumstances, and in a jurisdiction that another law firm will not represent unless they receive a considerable retainer.  Even though we had successful cases where we had to prevent a custodial parent form getting evicted until we collect her arrears, another case were we found a noncustodial parent who changed his name and relocated to avoid paying child support, apprehended noncustodial parents and forced settlement, any case we can’t successfully resolve truly bothers me,” says Kai Patterson, who is the CEO of Project Child Support.


Recently, Kai Patterson and Project Child Support has received a $65.5 million dollar television series deal, with a production budget that provides for the payment of services that are needed to collect its clients' unpaid child support.  The production budget can enable the company to pay the extradition costs to apprehend parents with arrest warrants in other states, since states will not incur the costs, and most parents cannot afford.  Cases with special circumstances that require reasonable retainer fees to service its existing clients in other jurisdictions can now be paid for through our production budget to enable parents to receive the necessary legal services to collect their arrears.  “We have provided attorneys with all of the documents, and they have sat on cases, because they could not rack up outrageous legal fees on cases they did not have to prepare the court documents, and only required one day appearance.  We have in-house attorneys that have prepared the documents to ensure the terms and conditions needed to collect parents’ arrears were requested from the court.  I have a case in California, where three attorneys dropped the client before we undertook the case, and seven attorneys refused to provide legal services because they could not rack up excessive legal fees.  We verified the noncustodial parent could afford to pay his arrears, but no firm would take the case,” says Patterson.
 
Project Child Support will only use its in-house attorneys to service its clients, and no longer accept cases in jurisdictions not supported by its existing network of attorneys.  Attorneys will be contracted as “attorneys of counsel” to ensure the proper legal services are provided. This protocol will enable Project Child Support to oversee the legal services attorneys are providing for its clients. “When you run a program that provides charitable and discounted service, you have to realize there are those who only provide services to earn as much as possible, and could care less about a parent’s children.  We are going to be very selective in choosing the law firms we use to service our clients.  Now we can pay standard retainers from our television-recording budget, and promote the firm instead of asking attorneys to receive the minimal retainer fees.  We can now seek extradition orders, and post the fees with the courts to cover the costs of having noncustodial parents with warrants in other states apprehended, plus transport them to the states they owe arrears.  States run child support agencies typically don’t pay for these services, and parents can’t afford them, but we can though our television budget.  Simply put, the television series can enable our program to provide child support collection services unlike any other privately run organization, and truly help the Office of Child Support Enforcement.  We can also recognize our supporters that have believed in our initiative in our series, which will also help them generate revenue.  It's a way to show our thanks for those who believed in our initiative,says Patterson.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kai Patterson Forgives His Father Who Denied Paternity

Immediate Release:  “His Neglect Inspired Me To Get My $65.5 Million Deal.  It’s Time To Let Bygones Be Bygones.”

Kai Patterson created Project Child Support in honor of his mother, Brenda Patterson West, who never received child support from his father. When Patterson’s mother became pregnant, his father denied that he was the father, and moved to Europe to become a producer.  He had recently graduate with an engineering degree from Newark College of Engineering (NJIT: New Jersey Institute Of Technology), but decided to purse his love for the entertainment industry.  When Patterson was born, his father’s parents knew he was their grandson when they saw him, embraced him like he was their child, but Patterson’s father never met his son until Patterson was 9-years-old.  Patterson said prior to meeting his father that he met a few strangers who asked him if he was the son of his father, because they looked so much alike as children. “Before the discovery of DNA, it was hit or miss with blood types, but my father’s parents knew I was their grandson, and my father admitted the truth years later.  When he returned to the United States, he was like a celebrity on my father’s side of the family, but my mother endured never receiving child support, even though he was a very successful man.  Like many grandparents whose grandchildren look like their children, they treated me like I was their child,” says Kai Patterson.”

Recently, Project Child Support announced that Kai Patterson and the company received a $65.5 million television deal that profiles selected child support cases related to the dilemmas that mothers and fathers face in America.  The deal will make him the 7th highest paid reality stars, according to a list provided by “TheRichest” of the top 15 paid reality stars.  Kai Patterson created Project Child Support and the Custodial Support Foundation in honor of his mother to assist custodial and noncustodial parents with child support issues.  In addition to helping custodial parents collect unpaid child support, the initiative has an Amnesty Program to help noncustodial parents (mostly fathers) receive services to obtain court orders to discharge enforcement actions.  The Amnesty Program also helps noncustodial parents receive structured payment programs to repay their arrears and reconnect with their children.  “Our Amnesty Program is a necessary program, because there are many fathers with child support warrants who are afraid to see their children, in fear they will be arrested.  It’s a double-sided coin, because if the courts don’t take action the number of cased of delinquent child support payments will spiral out of control.  When noncustodial parents don’t pay, children suffer financially. When arrest warrants are issued that lead to noncustodial parents becoming estranged, the children also suffer from the lack of their fathers in their lives.  It’s a lose/lose situation,” says Patterson.

Long before the Child Support Recovery Act of 1992 that provides legislation to enforcement the payment of child support, custodial parents not receiving child support had very few options to enforce the child support payments.  Currently, 49 cents of every unpaid child support dollar is paid for by taxpayers through social programs and enforcement costs, which are covered under the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a study published by CNN.  Taxpayers are picking up $53 billion of the $110 billion owed in unpaid child through child support orders, which does not include the untold billions in unpaid child support costs for parents without child support orders.  “Child support agencies are working with one hand tied behind it’s back, because there are laws that need to be passed to fix many of the loopholes in the laws that our series is going to expose.  For years I harbored ill feelings towards my father, but I realized I have been blessed with the opportunity to help so many others, so it’s time to forgive him while he is still alive, unlike my mother who passed away in 2007.  I have never released his name to the general public, and if he wants to reconnect with me I welcome the opportunity.  His neglect inspired me to get my $65.5 million deal. I do wish my mother did not have to struggle, and she were here to share in this blessing.  While my father is still alive, perhaps we can reconnect with each other,” says Patterson.

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