I support the right of the court to seize a person's property for failure to pay those things, but to put somebody in jail, have we not already abolished debtor's prisons.
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Most Helpful Girl
If you have a legal obligation to make payments and you're choosing not to then you should be jailed.
Those payments aren't arbitrary numbers. They're based on income and the payments are paused if you lose your job or experience unforeseen financial hardship like a severe illness or your house burns down.3
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For Alimony yes, I don't get why an adult can get Alimony for years on end.
For child support maybe save jail for the most serious offenders. Give them an option to work off the debt. Housing them in prison just seems counter productive. It's costing us more money on top of what the state is burdened with.
This form of debt is different in the sense that the public is bearing this financial burden for the person till the kid is 18. Multiply that by 2,3, 4 kids, how is that fair to the child, how is that fair to the public?0