King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has given amnesty to Dead Beat Parents that have not paid their court ordered child support and have arrest warrants.
I have a 10 year old daughter and did not receive ANY child support for 10 years. I separated from Loser when I was six months pregnant and pretty much never heard from him again. We lived in California for three years while he tried to be a professional volleyball, (what was I thinking, I know). I can only assume that he is still alive, but I don't know for sure, nor do I care), I delivered the kid in Seattle.
A little over a year ago my EX's parents came out of the woodwork and offered to pay not only the back support that had accrued for ten years, (about 30K), they have offered to pay me a monthly amount. They are under no legal obligation to pay this money to me since their son is a 37 year old adult.
The money is a TREMENDOUS salvation for me and the kid but I still believe that Loser should face some punishment for NEVER paying for his legal responsibility. I have mixed feelings about his parents paying the child support, while is a VERY generous thing that they are doing, they are also bailing out their son, (for about the millionth time).
Once the back support is paid and they pay me monthly, their son will no longer be subject to arrest, he will be able to file his taxes (he has not done so since 1998), he will be able to get a real person job rather than working under the table, he will be able to renew his drivers license.
I have NEVER had any faith in the States ability to find Loser and get him to pay me the child support I was owed. Most of the time when I have contacted them my case worker acts as she is doing me a favor by talking with me. to be frank, she's a bitch.
Loser and others like him have broken the law, just because they pay WHAT THEY ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO PAY, why should get a free pass and not be punished? If they are able to pay NOW, why shouldn't the state find them, haul them off to jail and pay their child support.
I am glad that it helps many many kids and parents receive the money they are owed but....... like I said I have mixed feelings.