County Attorney To Publish Names Of 560 Child Support Debtors

by Gabe Bullard on April 21, 2010

by Gabe Bullard

The names of hundreds of men and women who owe child support payments will be published in the Courier-Journal this Sunday.

The list represents more than six million dollars in unpaid child support. The county attorney’s office has published the list since 2005, and says so far, it’s helped find 4,900 debtors.

The list to be published Sunday includes 560 names. County Attorney Mike O’Connell says that’s a bit fewer than last year.

“We’ve reduced the list number a bit because we’re trying to focus on early intervention because the literature suggests the likelihood that an individual will start paying and keep paying child support increases with early intervention,” he says.

More names will be listed on the county attorney’s website. O’Connell says after previous names were published, his office was flooded with calls from people with information on those listed.

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Concerned April 24, 2010 at 7:18 am

And what of the divorced parents who don’t allow their children see of speak to the non-custodial parent? I wonder when the courts will recognize that children need more than money to have a healthy happy life. Will there be a list of those parents as well?

Understanding April 25, 2010 at 5:33 am

If the parents were together and didn’t have money, it would be considered hard time, but if they aren’t together it’s called dead beat…it’s just not right.

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