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Life as a Child Support Case Manager

I will first mention I did not grow up hoping to become a child support collector, I just fell into this line of work a number of years ago, partially because to be honest I just needed a job, partially because when I was a young mother the court would not even consider issuing a […]


Spring and high school graduation are just around the corner. Has you high school senior applied for loans and scholarships? Have you filled out your FAFSA forms yet? Have you picked yourself up off the floor at the cost of a college education? We hear it all the time- you need a college degree to […]

a Day in the Life of a SCI Child Support Case Manager

When the phone rings in our office we know what the call will be on the other end – a custodial parent who is at the end of their rope trying to collect child support. The details of the case will vary; some know exactly where the non-custodial parent lives and works and some haven’t […]

Beat The Heat Without Breaking The Budget

In some parts of the country, triple-digit temperatures are just an expected outcome of the season. In other parts of the country, it signifies doomsday — or global warming. Wherever you call home, the heat can leave you grumpy and sweaty. You may be tempted to hide yourself away in an air conditioned fortress, but […]

Summertime – no child support $$…

It’s summertime!…. and the kids are home from school. There are more demands on your already tight budget: extra treats, trips to Target with the kids, an occasional movie or ice cream just to name a few. Telling your kids that you don’t have enough money for simple things can be heart breaking. Time after […]

Travelling With Kids As A Single Parent: Don’t Panic!

The kids have been home from school for several weeks now, and evidence of the sun is in the slight tans on their noses. Your freezer is fully stocked with ice cream and freezer pops, and the hum of air conditioning lulls the family to sleep. All of the signs of summer are here. All […]

Father’s Day and Every Day, Make a Difference…

Every year, June is the month that we celebrate the fathers in our lives. Television shows, commercials and greeting cards picture the day as a celebration of happy families, smiling children, and BBQ’s. As appealing as that is, this is not the way that some fathers and children will spend the day. In reality, many […]

Visitation Tips for Mother’s Day

How many of you remember Joan Lunden’s show on Lifetime… Mother’s Day? OK, yes, I am dating myself… Her sign-off was “every day is mother’s day” … sadly that is not true for many moms. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, moms who don’t always have their kids at home might be wondering about […]

The Fastest Way to Find Your NCP

Unless you’re Sandra Bullock or Black Chyna — two single mothers worth millions of dollars — raising a family on your own is difficult. The time, cost, and responsibilities involved are overwhelming for even the most adjusted individual. It’s even worse when the custodial parent is financially dependant on the non-custodial parent. When they disappear […]

Don’t Turn Your Back On Back Child Support

Divorce is never easy. Out of the Life’s 4Ds — short not the fourth dimensional space but dislocation, death, downsizing, divorce — divorce is one of the hardest with which to cope. The challenge of it becomes even harder when children involved. Multiply that by ten when the non-custodial parent refuses to contribute their fair […]