Not moms’ fault
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 12:19 pm

This is in response to “Deadbeat Moms, Too” (Sound Off, Dec. 29-Jan. 4), I found it odd that you stated you had several “cases” in your own family and then went on to elaborate how many moms buy things with child support money. I think if you look at the research and the facts, child support money goes for many expenses other than “things.” It is supposed to help support the household where the children reside, including electricity, heat, taxes and food. I don’t believe there are a lot of “deadbeat moms.” In fact, I think most people would be hard pressed to find one. If you did a survey, and I have suggested this many times, you would find mostly women are owed child support, and often times, substantial amounts of money. It’s the law that fathers and dads pay it, but there are loopholes. I tell my kids frequently “if your father paid the child support he legally owes, things in our house hold would be much different.” For the record, I do not own a cell phone, and since my husband owes me $100,000 in back child support, which the court terms “arrears,” we go without many things. I want to set the record straight as I have to question where you got your information from.