And yet people still go to jail for not paying it. I have trouble believing that anyone would rather be behind bars than pay alimony, so I suspect if adjustments are made it is not a full proof system.
Well, like if you don't set up automatic payments or report when they're unemployed having financial hardship etc... then yeah they could get behind but even then that's still their fault for not reporting.
Should a person go to jail if they forget a payment on their mortgage?
They don't send you to jail for one missed payment. It usually takes months if not *years* of missed payments.
If they forget to report changes in their life to the court's satisfaction, then they will quickly be burdened with payments they can't make and that is a situation which may not be able to change in months or even years.
I don't think it's an undue burden for an adult who was able to either get married, have a child, or a combination of the two to make a phone call or fill out a form.
And if nobody will buy them?
Any other debt that is how it works, the creditor seizes the debtor's property and makes as much money as possible out of it, they don't get to seize the debtor themselves.
Someone will buy them - you just have to make a solid effort. Anywhere - ebay, thrift stores, flea market, garage sale...So... if you won't make that effort, jail it is.
Even if you can sell it, it might be for pennies on the dollar and not enough to pay off the money.
Their own fault for not thinking things through.
Would you say the same if I was talking about rent?
How is rent the same as a living being?
Your landlord might have children to feed. And besides, the fact is, a debt is a debt.
You can move out - but a contract is still binding and you will have to pay either way...But a living thing that you created - should be put first. Or get a vasectomy...
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I think they do.
Really? I dont know i haven't checked.
I assume so if they lie to a court of law.
Not only do they not jail them, but if discovered after the child is 2 or so, you have to keep paying child support anyway
@0112358 wtf? Why does the law cuck you like that? What the fuck has this world come to?
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