Man arrested for failing to make child support payments

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Man arrested for failing to make child support payments


A 41-year-old father faces jail time after he was arrested for failing to pay child maintenance amounting to $7,400, reliable sources have told St. Lucia News Online.

Eugene David, also known as Silver Man of Chapel Street, Gros Islet had 37 maintenance warrants at the Richfond Police Station from 2003. Each warrant is valued at $200 for one child.

David was picked up by the Richfond/Dennery police during an operation in La Pearl, Mabouya on Thursday, August 21.

A source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that David may be sent straight to jail.

“You don’t get charged on child maintenance. If you fail to pay the allotted amount per month the warrant is put out for you. You’re taken before a magistrate who accepts whatever you have and gives you time to pay the balance. Sometimes you’re taken straight to jail. In this guy’s case, he was before the magistrate a few years ago and was ordered to pay and he did not,” the source explained.

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  1. I think that government through the family court should begin a system where monies can be deducted from the father's or mother's salary every fortnight or month after a test was done to make sure that the child is theirs. If the father is not working, they have to come in and report and be given a certain amount of time to find one.

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  2. I've noticed that in St Lucia a lot of women feel hat it is solely the man's responsibility to take care of children. If this is what was agreed when you were planning your family fair enough. However, most of the time the children are a product of a fling or a relationship that has little prospect of success. This is the year 2014 ladies even if you are in a committed relationship the women should be holding their own too. Women are too quick to cry poverty yet they have 3 or 4 kids running around! It's almost as if they're making a career out of having children. I'm married & I work & my husband works. I recognise that in this day & age 2 incomes are better than 1. I recently had our 2nd child & therefore decided to become self employed which would allow me to spend quality time with my children. I also home school. The problem is that there is a them (men) against us (women) mentality. This serves no purpose and does more damage, especially for the children. If we approached relationships with the correct mind set this issue wouldn't be as prevalent. Let's teach the next generation how to build a cohesive family unit and then we will be able to eradicate this problem that affects our communities.

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  3. A child needs to be taken care from conception men just don't care they must realize that a child can't take care of themselves they must support them,and when they are old and can't do much for themselves that's when they realize there loss,men really need to grow up .they are so immature,that doesn't mean because a man has a child that makes him a man,sometimes the children are much smarter than them.u boys that call yourself man you all really need to wakeup and start praying.

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  4. some of these women going and make bomb!!! when they get pregnant they want the man to own up...gasa yall accept money for the sex its your duty to not get plugged...if for a long time u see de man eh want to pay for child support...get a job yourself and provide for the child too!!! not the father alone that have to provide...lot of them women just freaking lazy and greedy and think they can extort a man...woman if i plug u and u want to take me to court for child support...gimme my damn child and go work...i feeding my child...i spoiling my child...not you...yall want to take child support money to feed other ti negz with it and half way in the month go and cry and say what that money can do and for u to get extra...alot of the times if i was a judge i just sending de yute with the father so that way if u have to send him to jail it would be for a crime...and not for fulfilling his obligations

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    • Wear two condoms. Also, if he is worried about the woman spending the money, why don't the guys buy the things the child(ren) need themselves and hold onto the receipts as proof they're supporting their offspring(s).

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  5. Oh yes I totally agree with the arrest feed ur damn child its about time they start arresting them one after the other chpz

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  6. I recently had to take my children's father to the family court. He and I have three kids together and for the past nine months have given them nothing. tell me with these grocery prices going up, school supplies for three kids and father doing nothing but having a good time. Up to this pint he has given nothing. Yes whilst their are some women who use the monies on themselves others try very hard to make ends meet. A father's role is to provide for their children but some men are like dogs, leaving all the responsibilities for the mothers. that's unfair.

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  7. its the man reasonable duty to take care of the child. i have no problem with the law taking action on him in that matter.. the problem i have is why the law always for woman...i mean in some cases they don't even allow the man to utter a word in court. i am in a case where the i give my child much more than $200.00 per month ...the mother and i been court and the agreement was for me to have my child every other weekend. child mother refuse to send the child and she is doing her best to cut me out of the child life. funny enough her new man is a police office whom i think should know the law but yet adds more to her immature. never the less i will not wast my time and revamp this matter in count. i vow to continue giving my-child monies and will support her any way i can. There is a god above he will take care of the rest. i love her more everyday ...even i hardly see her.."smiles"

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    • my brother, you just siut up (lawyer up) and go back to court. the policeman can do nothing to prevent that. state your case if you eh get to talk. your lawyer will definitely talk for you.I myself went to court, i knew the law, demanded my rights to the magistrate. won my case for not being allowed to see my kid. the mother with all excuse why she was refusing me but they ordered her to allow me to. so just use the avenues. but dont trust them bitches, they coming with all type of stiry to the court and is a woman migistrate sadly, so it eh easy

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  8. imagine fellars scranting making more than 200 a month ,u working u cant even give your yute 200 chpzzzz .

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  9. 200 per month isnt much, but an extra 200 per month in the household kitty sure helps. These kids today eat, need school supplies and clothing...come on...this guy had his warning. He just absolutely refuses to pay. No one winning here. Mother getting nothing. Child getting nothing and now he has lost his freedom over his bloody mindedness...

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  10. both sexes need to take responsibility for breeding.....if you can't afford to feed kids just dont make any.....the law need to come down hard on both sexes...stop thinking with you'll penis and vaginal urges.....crap

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  11. someone serious needs to tell what is gained by arresting the father and jailing him. Does money suddenly start to flow the child, does it suddenly make the father a higher income earner. what is the merit to jailing a parent for not paying child support.....

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  12. My son and his woman broke up. She left the 2 children for him. He love his kids and has done the best for them. She had full access to the kids.

    Imagine, she did not have the kids living with her but would be the one asking me for school supplies which I provided. However, I was unaware she was doing that because she did not want to pay her fair share when school opens because I have provided it.

    these children did not live with her, yet she would demand what kind of sneaker and bag she wants for her children. Jordan sneaker and Jan sport cross body bag. she did not appreciate the nike I bought and told me if I will not buy a cross body jan sport don't bother to buy the bag.

    She then took the children from my son and gave to her mother 2 months after she took them she took him to family court for child support. It was not that my son refuse to pay but the grandmother where she dumped the children keep calling my son and he brings them groceries, shoes etc. but he does not have receipts.

    he has two choices ignore the cries of his children and place the money in family court so she can put her false lashes and nails or continue maintaining them at the grandmother and go to jail when the money is not there.

    This is a young man struggling with very little income. his hours of work is less than before. the purpose of the court is in the best interest of the kids not destroying kids the way they do.

    Many of these men are not even given a chance to speak at the family court.

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    • these men are the ones who do not want to speak, most of them are afraid to speak out for fear the magistrate with worsen the plight. all he has to do is to take time out, bring proof that he is providing for his kids. keep his receipts etc. in addition he has to bring proof that she is an unfit mother, write dates and times that she is not doing what she ought to do and there you have it. the magistrate has no choice but to listen to you. the men like to let things slide and blame the system

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  13. this arresting makes no sense cause still some men dont pay. they try to escape. I think there should be a mandatory amount that should be deducted from their salary every month. once they get paid and before they go and drink up all their money.. the deduction off already.. and $200 is too little man.

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  14. Yes wat about the women who the father's pay and they use the kids money on themselves and the partner aND the kids always look dirty .There are some good men out there trying and the women refuse to make the dads spend time with them cuz the men don't want them and yes you'll we men just make kids to get child support .I am a women I three three kids my kids father have seven and I must say he is an exceptional father no complain and he and I are best friend cuz u know why I don't want him jus want him to b in his kids life so yes while some men r wrong so women are very wicked and they don't realize the kids suffer admit all of that now I Ken some of u will get upset but do ur self a favor boot a wall!!!!!

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  15. $200 wat can that give a child in this day & age things so expensive in lucia from time i small i hearing is $200 everyfing gone up sky high but is still $200. awo ee

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    • i agree it should be more. on the same hand, the law should go based on merit, for if one makes only 800 it would be tight (well they shouldnt have kids then btw)
      but 200 is better than $0. lets be honest

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    • Child maintenance is calculated based on what the father/mother can pay according to their salary and fixed expenses. Though it may not seem like a lot in this economy it will full a hole. There are people working and at the end of the month after paying all their bills don't even have $200 left. Clearly this man is a delinquent payer, a deadbeat as we may call him, I am sure when the maintenance came about he had a job. If his situation changed he should have informed the court!

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