Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Today, I went to court to get a child support order against Lucy's father.

I won't say too much about this here, but I will say that I filed for child support about a year ago, and only now is the case being solidified. Lucy's father has been disputing the monthly amount (among other things), as defined by the State of California based on both of our incomes and the amount of time spent with her. He claims that he should not have to pay said amount because he is "unemployed." And by "unemployed" what I mean is: working under the table so he doesn't have to pay anything, taxes or child support.

We went into court today, but never saw a judge (which was a good thing because the case was expedited quite quickly). We individually talked to the Child Support Department mediator who is neutral in the case, and is there to facilitate any paperwork and answer each party's questions.

The court order is now in full effect. They t's are crossed and the i's are dotted. They did rule in Lucy's favor. She should be receiving the back pay from the last year with interest, and the determined monthly support from her father.

This was not my idea of fun, and I'm glad it's over for now.


  1. Kacie, I'm not sure if we've met. I'm another Casey from Woodland, but I'm a year, maybe 2 older than you. Anyhow!
    I know all about the child support stuff & working under the table. My oldest's dad is from Woodland and doesn't believe in child support. He owes me $11,000 in arrears, ugh.
    I'm so glad to hear that you will hopefully be getting some much deserved help. You seem like a great Mom to a wonderful little girl! I have a challenged child, as well, though it's not the same. My 5 yr old has Sensory Processing Disorder which is related to the autism spectrum. Anyway, good for you, mama! And way to go on the bf'ing, too! My almost 3 yr old weaned about a yr ago but I miss it.

  2. I am so glad you got it all taken care of and as peaceful as posible... Court drama is never fun....

  3. So glad he's finally paying up!!

  4. Glad it's finalized...Peace of mind for you...and Lucy gets what she desereves.

  5. I love how you said they ruled in LUCY'S favor, because that is EXACTLY what child support is for-- the child! We have had our fair share of child support issues with Adam's first daughter. However, they wouldn't even be issues if her mother realized that the child support was in fact for THE CHILD. (Sorry... that was my little rant.) ;)


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