I love it when I hear only half the story. No court will put someone in jail for non-payment of child support if the father is paying the child support. There must be some other reason, or “the rest of the story”
Courts typically are only taking 50% of an individuals income if that person is not paying the required or ordered child support.
I am a single custodial father, I have custody of my daughter and I know how important child support is. I don’t get much and I it is not an amount that any court ordered, it is an order that my ex and I agreed on.
I work with fathers full time, specifically I work with fathers who are not compliant with their child support orders. I get orders modified almost daily, through a very understanding court. Understanding because I helped the courts understand the problems.
Now If you had an order and you lost or changed your job, therefore reducing you income, that would cause the courts to take 50%. If you lost your job legitimately or you income was decreased legitimately, you should have no problem getting the courts to modify your order to one that is reasonable. But it you intentionally decreased your income, you should have a hard time getting the courts to modify your child support. This may actually qualify you as a dead beat dad. Someone who is trying to get out of meeting your financial obligation to your children. Bottom line is that if you have done this, you don’t give two shits about the child, you have done this to hurt the ex.
If I am wrong and you are really getting screwed on child support, let me know and I have an organization that might be able to help you out. But make sure you tell me the whole story, I don’t do well with BS.
Keeping the faith in fatherhood