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Single Dad: Father’s Rights for Veteran Dads

Jeffrey Leving is the nation’s leading Fathers Rights
Attorney and offers FREE Family Law advice for Men on SingleDad.com. This
month, learn about the rights of a military veteran Dad. Fathers Rights for
Veterans


Comments:

Reporters, lawyers, anyone with a conscience my best
friend Shaun needs help and has nowhere left to turn. He is a disabled Navy
Veteran Divorced Dad getting screwed by the system. While he was serving his country his
ex-wife filed for child support, when she went to court she told the courts he
couldn’t be found but that he made thousands a month so the judge made a ruling
based on these "facts". He was never contacted and did not receive
his day in court. At the time he was on active duty as an E3 making nowhere
near the thousands she stated and the navy knew how to locate him but the
courts accepted his exes version of the "facts". He has spent years battling
to get a reasonable amount settled on. He has been paying what he can ($400 a
month) from his military disability check he is not trying to get out of paying
for his child, but the great state of ND is going to put him in jail next
Wednesday for not paying more. When he finally got before a judge in ND he had
all the paperwork in hand to prove he couldn’t possibly owe what they claim ($80,000
almost half of what he’s earned in his entire working career) the judge would
not even listen and he did not even get to present his evidence.

North Dakota says they can’t do anything because it’s a
Kentucky case, Kentucky says they can’t do anything because it’s a Texas case,
Texas says the case is closed and they can’t reopen it because neither he nor
his ex is a Texas resident and that North Dakota has the power to open the
case, review it, and make changes. North Dakota will not do so. He is a stay at
home dad caring for two children one with very high special needs. His wife and
children desperately need him at home. Please take action to help right the
grievous wrong being done, no one should be treated this way, but especially a
man who broke his back (literally) serving his country. Please help a veteran
in need; he is out of options and quickly losing hope. I pray that you find it
in your hearts to do what is right and help him get a fair hearing, that is all
he is asking for.

veteran

Answer:

Shaun is in a precarious and time sensitive situation and
should consult with a highly skilled family law attorney regarding his
situation right away. Several different issues are involved in his case, and the
right attorney can hopefully assist him in obtaining the justice that he
deserves.

From your letter it appears your friend never received
proper service. This needs to be investigated immediately. Every party in every
court case must be properly served, and it is critical that service be analyzed
now. Experienced counsel should be obtained to help your friend handcraft a
strategy that will analyze attacking improper service in this case and safeguard
Shaun’s legal rights.

Further, Shaun is stuck in a situation that a lot of
fathers unfortunately face. He cannot pay the high amount of child support that
he was ordered to pay and the back support keeps piling up with interest, which
may make it impossible to get out of the hole. But he should not give up hope. I
never see failure as an option in seeking justice. If I litigated a case in
Illinois or pro hac vice in another state and the opposing party testified
falsely about my client’s income, I would tenaciously bring this to the court’s
attention and seek sanctions against that person from the Court.

Shaun should seek counsel to advise him in which state he
should file with the court to pursue his rights so that he is not stuck in
limbo trying to go from state to state to seek a remedy in this case.

I recommend that Shaun call super attorney Mike Ochoa at
(312) 807-3990, as he has successfully handled cases in many states including
Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, California,
Kansas, Florida and Minnesota. For more information regarding child
support and other family law issues please visit me at dadsrights.com.

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