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    If a non custodial father cannot make the payment required as a purge and is sent to jail, how can he ever get caught up? He will lose both jobs, his apartment, and continue to be further behind. Is this a life sentence?

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    Originally posted by flmom
    If a non custodial father cannot make the payment required as a purge and is sent to jail, how can he ever get caught up? He will lose both jobs, his apartment, and continue to be further behind. Is this a life sentence?
    Basically yes, CS and owing CS arrears can be a life sentence. I don't mean to discourage you, but when a NCP gets behind for any reason the consequences do go on for years. The best thing the NCP can do after getting out of jail is to find a job, pay whatever (s)he can every payday (if full payment cannot be made, then 1/2 of net pay should be paid) and just tough it out until all arrears are paid off. The most important thing though is to make some kind of regular payments, no matter how small.

    In some areas in Fl. there are work release programs that allow a NCP to be in jail and still work to pay CS. The NCP should ask an attorney about it, or even ask the Judge in thier contempt hearing.

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