What is the name of your state? Florida
I am a non custodial father who has lost his job about 1 1/2 months ago.
Please help guide me so that I may protect my Florida driver's license and avoid jail time.
It seems that these are my two potential threats in this state for NCPs who are unable to pay child support.
I am looking for a job doing anything right now, but like many others I simply cannot find one.
Could you please explain what I should do since I have lost my job as there seems to be lots of information out there for custodial parents on what to do, but very little on what a NCP should do in this event.
To top it off, it looks like I will be receiving unemployment benefits.
I have heard rumors that the child support will be removed from there.
If that is the case I certainly will not have enough money to pay my rent and utilities so I would have to sleep out of my car almost immediately anyways.
Furthermore I have been paying arrears of $67 per month for the entire past year since I was unemployed for a year (unable to find work then as well) The arrears are for $4000.
I have the option of leaving the country to the UK where my current wife is from so we would not be homeless, but I would like to try and tough it out here and be close to my son. Besides staying around here to be close to my son would be redundant if I am in jail or homeless.
Please be assured that my son is not in any financial threat at all.
His mother makes 50% more than I did while paying support and doesnt even have to pay rent. She just bought a 2003 Jeep Liberty to illustrate things, while I drive around in a 1988 ford escort.
Please assist in hopping through the red tape if such a thing is possible.
By the way I have not told SED that I am not working.
The child support recipient (payee) has indicated that she will not do anything to initiate a loss of driver's license or jail time (but)
A) I dont like to rely on her with respect to life altering matters
B) I have no indication to what the state would do to me without her input