After Judge Sater revoked my joint custody and imposed supervised visitation,
he sentenced me to 210 hours of community service, for falling behind in child
support payments, i.e., contempt of court.
Sater's order also
stated I must volunteer at least 30 hours per week. The intake
worker thought it was a typo. "That's 30 hours a month, right?" she asked. She
said she had never seen such a harsh sentence and asked how I was supposed
to find a job.
Pay particular attention to the dates on this next image ...
Attorney Steven J Farnell wasted no time attaching my pay check, and he made
sure he got his. He didn't care about leaving enough for Deborah, his former client.
Concerned that I would be unable to pay any support for our daughter, and that I would not have enough
money for visits, I made arrangements with my employer to voluntarily have them deduct the child
support payments, which take priority over attorney fees, guaranteeing Deborah Carlyle her support.
I also sent an enclosed return envelope and postage, and gave her instructions
and a template form
so she could get any support arrearages in the same way.
But Deborah Carlyle, then known as Deborah Gonzalez, refused to sign or return the form, thus making
it harder for me to keep current on payments, while increasing the likelihood of another contempt.