Man who owes $243,000 in child support turns himself in

Prison barsA Florida father who reportedly owes $243,000 in child support has surrendered to authorities in New York state.

Carlos Acevedo, from Kissimmee, reported to the Orange County Family Court in Goshen, the Times Herald-Record reports.

Acevedo had been one of several cases targeted by a joint task force, combining local authorities and investigators from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

But the 48 year-old flew into New York from Florida before a court order was issued. He was brought up before family court judge Debra Kiedaisch and charged with failure to pay child support.

She set bail at $243,000 – the amount he reportedly owes, a standard practice in family courts. Acevedo was sent to Orange County Jail and is due to return to the court on June 28, the paper reports.

Photo by Michael Coghlan via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence

Marilyn Stowe

The senior partner at Stowe Family Law, Marilyn Stowe is one of Britain’s best known divorce lawyers with clients throughout the country, in Europe, the Far East and the USA.

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3 comments

Dadzrites - June 17, 2013 at 1:54am

NY Family Court Judge Debra Kiedaisch has absolutely NO authority to sit on this child support case or any other case, since her pension, salary, and probably a bonus, are tied to the amount of Federal child support incentive funding (42 USC Section 658a) the State of NY gets based on how much support judges order, collect & enforce upon. The Feds send billions to NY, as well as to other states. The taxpayers’ money is sent with NO strings attached. The money is put into the State General Treasury to balance the budget. The #1 priority in the budget is the state pension plans. And, state judges have the highest priced state pension plans.

The US Supreme Ct. has ruled as far back as 1927 that judges cannot sit on cases where they have a pecuniary interest in the outcome of those cases, e.g., amounts of child support & alimony awarded, collected & enforced, directly & indirectly linked to judges’ pensions and salaries), otherwise the judge has an unconstitutional conflict-of-interest, must recuse themselves from the case (or face felony OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT charges), and/or their orders are nullified as frauds.

Some judges have said “how will we be able to order, collect & enforce support then?” Not We the People’s problem. Judges, lawyers, lawyer-politicians, and other hangers-on of the family courts created the mess; now they can fix it by empanelling unbiased people on a panel (e.g., economist, vocational experts, mental health experts, career coaches, teachers, maybe retired lawyers, etc.)–but NO judge can sit in judgment of cases where they have a financial interest in the outcome of those cases!!!!!!!!!

JamesB - June 17, 2013 at 4:03pm

Raises the fundamental question on what are men for? Seems the primary reason here is to pay child maintenance. That has to be wrong. We are worth more than that. The state should pay and leave these poor chaps alone.

JamesB - June 17, 2013 at 4:03pm

If the state paid then the separation numbers would go down and marital happiness go up and it would be sunny more often in England.

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