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Season 1: What You Didn't Know About Child Support

The Custodial Support Forum was created to educate custodial parents owed child support, and provide noncustodial parents the resources available to resolve their child support problem.  Each episode of the Custodial Support Forum tackles one of the many problems that has enabled the more than 37.5 million custodial parents to not receive adequate child support.

Episode 9: Collecting Child Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

Episode 9 of the Custodial Support Forum is dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which was created more than 25 years ago, in 1987.  Project Child Support donates services to victims of domestic violence, who are owed child support.  Service: Collection Program

Episode Part 1 of Episode 9, exposes the problem of domestic violence within the U.S., and the challenges of collecting child support from an offender.  Susan De Jackmo, Assistance Director of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence explains the cycles of violence, and how intimidation is the first act of domestic violence, not physical action.

Part 2 of Episode 9, provides solutions for victims of domestic violence, who are owed child support, to protect themselves, while taking the steps to provide support for their children.  Project Child Support makes a donation to the Alternatives to Domestics Violence, which was accepted.

Episode 7: Services to Assist Noncustodial Parents Who Owe Arrears

Episode 7 of the Custodial Support Forum provides insight into what many would say is a flaw in the Child Support Enforcement system within America, when a Noncustodial Parent loses their job and is unable to pay their child support.  Service: Amnesty Program

 

In Part 1 of Episode 7, a Noncustodial Parent discloses how the court denied the opportunity to reduce his child support obligation after losing his job.  The continued obligation led to an accumulation of arrears, which triggered an arrest warrant, and child support judgment on his credit report.  Never having a prior criminal record, he never received notice of the arrest warrant, and he was arrested. 

In Part 2 of Episode 7, Attorney Alexandra Stremler discusses how important it is for Noncustodial Parents to retain the services of an attorney to assist in their child support related problems.

Episode 6: Apprehending Noncustodial Parents with Child Support Warrants

Episode 6 of the Custodial Support Forum, discusses issues related to noncustodial parents with child support warrants.  Service: Apprehension Services

 

Part 1 of Episode 6 addresses issues related to the frustrations felt by custodial parents, when warrants for the nonpayment of child support have been issued against noncustodial parents of their children, and the arrest never takes place.  Child Support Advocate and Custodial Parent Antoinette Dismukes, describes how the noncustodial parent of her child was issued an arrest warrant for the nonpayment of child support, but was not apprehended even after she called and told the police of his location. 

In Part 2 of Episode 6, Fugitive Recovery Agent Karl Ryans and Attorney Alexandra Stremler provide information to help custodial parents contract the services of fugitive recovery agencies to assist in the apprehension of noncustodial parents with child support warrants.

Episode 5: Noncustodial Parents Receiving Help to Avoid Paying Child Support

Episode 5 of the Custodial Support Forum, provides an overview, and detailed instructions to deal with noncustodial parents being helped to avoid paying child support.  Service: Investigative Services  

 

Part 1 of Episode 5 provides viewers with examples of how employers, family members and friends of noncustodial parents will help them avoid paying child support by Antoinette Dismukes and Attorney Alexandra Stremler.  John Monderine, who is the President of the collection agency that services Project Child Support's clients, also provides examples of experiencing how employers and family members have attempted to hide noncustodial parent's income and assets.


In Part 2 of Episode 5, Attorney Samuel Fields, of the collection agency for Project Child Support joins the CEO Kai Patterson, Attorney Alex Stremler and Attorney Benjamin Kelsen to provide solutions to deal with individuals who help noncustodial parents not pay child support.

Episode 4: Collecting Arrears Through a Child Support Enforcement Order  

This episode assist custodial parents that have Child Support Enforcement Orders with levying, seizing and liquidating the assets of noncustodial parents to pay their arrears, with the support of a collection agency.  Service: Collection Program

In Part 1 of Episode 4, Host Kai Patterson introduces President John Monderine of the Rapid Recovery Solutions Collection Agency to discuss what is needed in a Child Support Enforcement Order through a collection agency.

In Part 2 of Episode 4, Host Kai Patterson introduces Collection Attorney Samuel Fields of the Rapid Recovery Solutions Collection to discuss the terms needed in a Child Support Enforcement Order to effectively collect through a collection agency.

Episode 3: Obtaining a Child Support Enforcement Order to Collect Arrears

This episode assists the more than 12.5 million parents with Child Support Orders, and who are owed child support arrears with obtaining a Child Support Enforcement Order.  Service: Collection Program  

In Part 1 of Episode 3, Host Kai Patterson, Family Law Attorney Alexandra Stremler, Custodial Parent Antoinette Dismukes and Former Criminal Investigator Diane Hernandez discuss the tricks, and schemes noncustodial parents use to avoid paying child support, thus limiting the Office of Child Support Enforcement's ability to enforce a Child Support Order.

In Part 2 of Episode 3, Attorney Benjamin Kelsen provides step-by-step instructions for obtaining an effective Child Support Enforcement Order.

Episode 2: Filing to Obtain a Child Support Order

This episode provides instructions to assist the more than 25 million custodial parents that are not receiving adequate child support, in filing to obtain a Child Support Order.  Service: Filing Program

In Part 1 of Episode 2, Host Kai Patterson introduces Family Law Attorney Alexandra Stremler to discuss with Custodial Parent Antoinette Dismukes and Former Criminal Investigator Diane Hernandez, why custodial parents have not file to receive a child support order.

In Part 2 of Episode 2, Attorney Benjamin Kelsen provides a workshop that teaches custodial and noncustodial parents how to calculate how much child support they should be receiving or paying. Kai Patterson provides viewers with the URL to locate filing locations throughout America.

Episode 1: The Problems of Child Support in America

This episode provides viewers insight into the immense problem of child support within America, and the guests discuss some of the many causes for the child support problem within America. 

In Part 1 of Episode 1, Host Kai Patterson discusses the problems that custodial and noncustodial parents face when trying to collect or pay child support with Custodial Parent Antoinette Dismukes, who is owed more than $62,000 in child support arrears, and Geneva Ortiz, who was once owed child support.  Service: Investigative Services

In Part 2 of Episode 1, Attorney Benjamin Kelsen provides Host Kai Patterson with solutions for problems presented in Part 1.  Attorney Kelsen suggests custodial parents owed child support arrears should seek a Child Support Enforcement Order.

Cast and Guests

Host, Editor & Founder: Kai D. Patterson


Kai D. Patterson received his B.S. in Mathematics with concentrations in Aerospace and Computer Science from Hampton University.  Mr. Patterson is responsible for innovations for NASA, Telecom, NFL, Real Estate and Missing Children

 

Mr. Patterson was raised by a single parent mother, who never received child support but struggled to ensure he would be a success.  In honor of his late mother, he founded the Project Child Support initiative to service parents owed child support.

Co-Host and President: Alexandra Stremler

 

Alexandra B. Stremler, Esq. in an Attorney Advocate and Consultant for Project Child Support, who provides legal analysis services for custodial parents for the Collection Program and noncustodial parents for the Amnesty Program.

 

Mrs. Stremler received her Juris Doctor at University of Florida Law School, has practiced Family Law for more than 20 years, and has assisted in the development of the Project Child Support's services.

Co-Host and Legal Analyst: Benjamin Kelsen


Benjamin G. Kelsen, JMC is the founding Partner of the Law Office of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq., LLC.   Mr. Kelsen received his Bachelor of Arts in History at theYeshiva University and his Juris Doctor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, NY.


Judge Kelsen is a dedicated advocate with a long-standing interest in offering true guidance, who also assists in the preparation of the legal documents to enable custodial parents to receive Child Support Enforcement Orders.

Co-Host and Investigator: Diane Hernandez


Diane M. Hernandez is an Investigator for Bounty Alert, Inc. and spent 4 years as an Investigator for the9th District Court in Orlando, Florida.  As an Investigator, Miss Hernandez conducted investigations for criminal cases in preparation for trial.


Miss Hernandez became an Investigator for Bounty Alert and an Advocate after witnessing her sister of 4 children struggle, because she is owed several years of unpaid child support.  Miss Hernandez also services attorney accounts.

Cast and Child Support Advocate: Antoinette Dismukes

 

Antoinette Dismukes is a single custodial parent owed over $62,000 in child support arrears by the noncustodial parent of her child, and recently subscribed to Project Child Support's Collection Program.

 

Miss Dismukes shares her plight in previously attempting to collect the arrears her child is owed, and provides insight into some of the problems that many custodial parents experience when trying to collect child support.

Crew & Supporters

Producer: Michael Mathews

Director: Lisa Durden

Music: Smack Entertainment, Inc.

Producer: Eric Livsey
Hair & Make Up: Antoinette Dismukes
Assistant: Reggie Brown

Director: Mark C. Hutchinson
Video Introduction: Gerald Barclay
Studio & Equipment: Cablevision, Inc.

Episodes of Season 1:

May 26, 2012 - The Problems of Collecting Child Support in America - Parts 1 & 2: Solutions to Collecting Child Support

June 2, 2012 - Filing to Obtain a Child Support Order - Parts 1 & 2: Filing Workshop Calculating Child Support

June 16, 2012 - Obtaining a Child support Enforcement Order to Collect Your Arrears - Parts 1 & 2: Enforcement Order Workshop

June 30, 2012 - Collecting Arrears Through an Enforcement - Parts 1 & 2: Executing a Levy to Pay Arrears

July 14, 2012 - Federal Crimes of Helping Someone Avoid Paying Child Support - Parts 1 & 2: Exposing & Reporting Conspirators

July 21, 2012 - Arrest Warrants for the Nonpayment of Child Support - Parts 1 & 2: Bounty Hunters for Child Support Warrants

August 18, 2012 - Services to Assist Noncustodial Parents with the Payment of their Arrears - Parts 1 & 2: The Amnesty Program

September 13, 2012 - Child Support and Domestic Violence - Parts 1 & 2: Filing and Collecting Your Arrears While Receiving Protection

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