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I want to go with the Custodial Support Foundation, mainly because I do NOT have the money to hire a private attorney in Illinois, and the state attorney is not doing a good job( I have been getting the court transcripts). Even if I did hire an attorney on a limited basis in Illinois to fight my ex husband's motion to vacate the "$180,000 payment order", and I win. Then my ex husband will appeal and that is another $20,000-$30,000 out of my pocket. So it seems if the Custodial Foundation works- I spend no money and my ex husband is back in NY in front of a NY Judge- much easier scenario for me to get my $180,000 child support arrears w no hassles and forking over tens of thousands of dollars in Illinois for an attorney and then an appeal. My last question is - will the NY Courts at me for getting him through a bounty hunter? Can my ex husband say he wants to speak to his lawyer when he gets picked up by the bounty hunter, and get released in Illinois? And then will Illinois Court will get mad at me for hiring the bounty hunter, and not letting them finish up the case- next court date is Dec, 2013? I just can not afford to lose this case- state attorney NOT doing well, my ex hired a high profile expensive lawyer, and even if I did win - I can not afford an appeal cost. What would you do advise I do at this point
Thank you so much!
Why do not all custodial parents hire bounty hunters for dead beat dads who crossed state lines? It seems to good to be true that they just bring back to the NY courts... am I missing a bigger part of the picture?Why did not my NY lawyer tell me to hire a company to bring him back ( my lawyer is owed $10,000 by my ex-husband)? I feel like I am missing something with this route- why are others not doing it, why did not my lawyer not tell me to do it?
Last questions: IF I have to hire a private attorney in Illinois ( because court date comes first)- can I go appear with her in Illinois? Or would I lose NY jurisdiction because I appeared with her ( you mentioned above not to appear with her in Illinois- is it because I would lose jurisdiction?)
How can I get to you specifically on this site - if I want to use this site in the future or recommend you to my friends? You have been great!
Can not my husband still argue I am agreeing to Illinois Jurisdiction-if I do hire her to now take over the state attorney ( even if I do not appear in court with her)? Would he win his claim? Or would the law you sent me before protect my NY jurisdiction.
My NY lawyer does not know that I am planning to use the bounty hunter- this organization is something I just found out about. I will now talk to him about it.
How do I find out if the organization is legitimate? They told me they will let my ex-husband go if he pays the $180,000 in Illinois so they don't have to bring him to NY- however they will have him pay into a collection agency account (they will then take their fees ), and send the rest to the child support collection unit. This part scares me- what if they run off with the money??? Is there a way to find out if they are legit?
Would you advise your client to go the bounty hunter route? Especially, since the Illinois route has been 2 years now, with no results, probably an appeal looming- if I lose the $200,000 payment order ( I will have to appeal), if I win the $200.000 payment order ( he will appeal)?
You have been SO HELPFUL- I will always ask for you and will rate you as excellent.
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