Child Support Amnesty Week Starts In Central KY County

Court officials in Jessamine County are giving so-called dead-beat parents the chance to catch up on their child support without being arrested.

For this week, parents can make a 10% down payment toward what they owe and set up a payment plan. In return, the offenders can avoid jail time.

"Children and your family should always be top priority. I don't have much sympathy for someone who has fallen behind in their support, but I do agree that it's important to give a second chance," said Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman.

There are more than 1300 parents in Jessamine County behind on their child support.

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  • by Single Parent Location: KY on Mar 4, 2008 at 03:51 AM
    Second chance??? What about the children who need that for food, clothes, and etc.. Most of these they plan on giving a second chance have had them before now....So, if they don't use there second chance, will they all be rounded up in that county and put in jail? What I can tell you is the "Dead Beat" parents know the system and they know the answer....One question....The ones who are given these "dead beats" a second chance, if the child support was support you needed to support your children, would they get a second chance? I don't think so...A parent in need of the child once again a victim...If the parent is a working parent and not receiving child support, basically making ends meet...and applies for help in low income housing...In some cases the answer they is its too high and you would be told your better off to quit your job. What's wrong with this picture...Here a clue...If the parents paid child support there would be less parents on welfare.
  • by dadz side Location: london on Mar 3, 2008 at 06:35 PM
    Not always the dad's fault. I don't think a man should be responsible for child support when his ex-wife left him for another man and she makes twice the amount that he does. I know a man who makes only $7.00 an hour and has to pay 300.00 in child support, how is he supposed to pay for rent and utilities on that plus child support. His ex-wife makes 17.00 per hour and go the house, which by the way is paid for. It's just not fair.
  • by angela Location: richmond on Mar 3, 2008 at 02:05 PM
    as a parent who is owed child support i think that the "deadbeat" parents are given too much of a chance. The non-custodial parents who are trying should get the break, but the truly "deadbeats" who will not even keep a job should not be given a chance, if they try to take avantage of this oppurtunity then the court should take the chance to put those "deadbeats" in jail.
  • by Becky Location: Mount Sterling on Mar 3, 2008 at 11:42 AM
    I hope all of the parents that owe child support, whether they are just "dead beat" parents or really try to make a difference in their childrens lives take advantage of this. I have been a single mom before and it is very hard to feed, put clothes on them, and take care of kids when the other parent never makes an effort to help. Parents should set aside the fact that they can not get along with each other and give the kids what they deserve. My kids' father walked totally out of their life for 4 years, if you aren't going to see them at least pay them, is the way I look at it. Believe me child support no where near covers the cost of childcare and expenses at school, the non custodial parent is getting off easy in most cases. Try getting paid every two weeks and paying out half your check to a babysitter, just so you can work for health insurance. It isn't any fun.
  • by TT on Mar 3, 2008 at 09:52 AM
    These "dead-beat" parents should take advantage of this! This kind of deal doesn't happen very often. It could be a new start at a new life. Take this opportunity to renew your relationship with your children to. Give these kids a descent shot at life............


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