Saturday, April 9, 2016

Project Child Support Receives Another Endorsement For Helping A Parent Denied A Child Support Order

Immediate Release

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

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:  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.

According to a CNN Report published in 2012, 49% of all unpaid child support is absorbed by taxpayers, which amounted to $53 billion.  At the time the report was published, unpaid child support was $110 billion nationally.  In the last 5 years, it increased by $16 billion according to the reports; which means the problem is growing worse by the day.  “What bothers me most about this case is Ms. Bulloch is at risk of losing the time accrued from the date she filed. If she eventually gets a child support order; the court grants arrears from the date parents initially file.  Why not just reopen the case that was closed?  If she is not granted arrears from the date she originally filed because her case was dropped; she and her child will be cheated out of over 3 years of child support.  If that happens; we will provide her an attorney to file a motion to have the arrears added to her now support.  My second concern is if she will be granted a default order if the defended in this case (whom she is naming as the father) fails to accept or honor the new subpoena that should be issued with her new case,” says Patterson.

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