About 2 weeks ago the Dept. of Revenue / Child Support Enforcement people have implemented a new rule that you can no longer obtain any information about your case via the internet (www.marioncountyclerk.org) or by calling the court house if they are or have ever been involved in your case.
I can't tell you what an inconvenience it is to me and I bet I'm not the only ticked off single mother here in Ocala / Marion County.
My ex-husband hasn't paid the child support he owes since April 2009, he also stopped paying his 1/2 of the kids health insurance, which comes out of my paycheck automatically each week in October 2009 - so I'm struggling to keep afloat already and I don't have an attorney - no money for that.
Now, thanks to the DOR / CSE I have to either be late for work or take my entire lunch and then some to go find out what they are doing with my case. So missed time at work, additional gas to drive over to the court house and the CSE office and still no results from them.
What kind of idiot thought this was a good idea - must have been a man!!
Is anyone else here having the same issues?
I do not have this problem but my case is still in Pinellas County. Probably the same rules apply though. I think it is because of a privacy concern? My ex owns a half a million dollar home, married, another piece of property and can only afford $240 a month! I asked two years ago for an increase and they told me I would be in court in less than two years. Well nothing has happened. It is a total joke!
I do not get my payments on time. One year ago my ex husband was 5000.00 behind but was making payments pretty regular but the payments started slowing down and coming maybe every 3 weeks instead of every week so I called maybe like a month ago to ask why and I was told that my payments were over paid and I was getting them on time and that my ex husband was 300.00 over paid since I talked to them a month ago I've got one 51.00 payment and this isn't even what my payment amount is so if they have his money on hold I should get my full payment and on time. I don't understand this and they can't give me an explaination and now I can't even get through to a live person. I think something is going on with the money.
Does anyone know how legal aid works here? I cant afford a lawyer either, but right after I left the courtroom (after my support hearing) a woman approached me who said she worked for legal aid. She told me they were in the courthouse, and if I ever wanted to have someone look at my case to just call and make an appt. Now I cant find anything about them...was this lady a fake?
According to my attorney I CAN'T GET child support. I make nothing due to this amazing economy, and my (soon to be) ex husbands idea of me being a stay at home mom. It really hurt me now that we are separated. Friends are currently helping me with diapers, and food and a roof over our heads. And he's working but not paying anything, or helping. never even offered. So I'm massively in dept to so many people. And I don't know what to do. The court house sent me a letter for child support enforcement and my attorney told me to toss it. She doesn't even WANT to TRY getting child support and now I feel like she could careless about my case. I feel so helpless. Any suggestions?
**My attorney is AMI DELORENZO, I'd honestly never recommend her to anyone she has done NOTHING the whole YEAR going back and forth with my ex. I went from having 200.00 bi-weekly for child support, to nothing for the past 6 or so months. And of course the only agreement my ex will sign is no CS.... So now she's saying we need to just do it and get it over with. I seriously feel like something is wrong and don't know what to do.