I move to Ga. About 5yrs ago. I have a NJ child support order. The other parent lives in Ca. I haven't received child support in over 6 months going on 7 months. My case worker here in Ga. Reached out to the state of Ca and was told CA will not enforce my case if the other parent is unemployed to no fault of his own; they have suspended his DL and will wait until he contacts them about the suspension. My case worker here in Ga mentions the child abandonment law but didn't tell me how to file. I would like to know if I can file and how do I go about filing. He's also in the arrears well over sixteen thousand dollars. What a dead beat! Our child is in college and our NJ order state that he has to support the child until the child is finish with school. How does this law work with the daddy being in another state? One last question, how can a person fight for another country and don't take care of business at home. So sad.
This is a legal question, not a question about how to raise children, and I have requested that it be moved to the legal forum.
Here is info on child abandoment - http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/family-law/child-abandonment-read-first-364259.html. I have no idea why a case worker would suggest an abandonment "case" with you. I would ask him/her.
If he is in violation of a Court Order you take him back to Court to get it enforced. You would have to contact the Court in NJ and ask that the matter be transferred to GA so you could file there. You may need to make a formal application to the Court. Of course, if GA is already involved in the child support issue it may have already been transferred and GA may already have jurisdiction. You will have to ask.
It sounds to me like he doesn't have the ability to pay and so the Courts will do nothing - but you don't know until you try.
I don't understand the "fight for another country and not take care of business at home" part. Is he in the military? If so, I don't understand why he's unemployed - ?