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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1998
Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti surely realizes that this is his last chance to put some muscle behind child support enforcement in Los Angeles County. The spotlight is squarely on him now, as it should be. The agonies endured by custodial parents in the county are well known: Too many are trying to raise children on their own without the support payments they are owed. Also well known are the problems that Garcetti must solve.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG
The Orange County district attorney's family-support division collected and distributed more than $131 million in child support last year, a 24% boost over 1998 and the agency's largest amount yet. The increase was a result of more staffing, training and automation, said Jan Sturla, a senior assistant district attorney. It was unclear from the figures released Wednesday what percentage of cases on file the $131 million represented.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1995
The article regarding unpaid child support (May 15) states that child-support delinquencies are increasing at "an uncontrollable rate." That article did not say that in 1992, the California Legislature saw fit to effectively double child-support amounts and to encourage district attorneys to collect these higher amounts. Perhaps this overnight doubling of support amounts has something to do with the delinquency rate. Or perhaps many newly divorced mothers feel they have no financial obligations to their children and this should all be on Dad's shoulders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001 | From Times staff reports
With a little help from the IRS, the Ventura County district attorney's office said Thursday it set a record for child-support collections in April. The office collected $5,248,648 largely by having the tax refunds of those behind on their payments sent directly to the district attorney's office. The amount was up from $1,101,585 during the same month last year. Stan Trom, head of the district attorney's child-support division, said the IRS helped funnel the checks to his office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office will hold the first Outreach Saturday this week. Outreach Saturday was launched by county Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti to give the public access to child-support service programs outside of normal business hours. Representatives of the child-support programs, which are run by the Bureau of Family Support Operations, will be available at regional offices throughout the county 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1998
Re "Children Have a Right to Support," Aug. 16. This article misleads the reader into believing that the district attorney's involvement is a bright, shining sword in the child-support enforcement area and that children everywhere are benefiting. Nothing could be further from the truth. Once again, children are merely pawns in a game to expand big government. Very few children benefit more by money than by a noncustodial parent's involvement in his or her life on a day-to-day basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
A Ventura liquor store owner has been arrested for not answering charges in Ventura County Superior Court that he failed to withhold child support payments from one of his employees. Investigators from the district attorney's office arrested Raymond Leroy Ramirez, who is accused of failing to keep court-ordered child support payments from a worker.
OPINION
April 20, 2002
Your April 15 article, "DNA Shakes Up Child Support Laws," proves that men are often trapped into parental roles when they have no desire to be parents. Fathers have minimal legal rights and huge legal financial responsibilities. If sociologists were really concerned about the importance of the role of fathers, they wouldn't only look at how much money a father can provide but would realize that a father should be more than a weekend visitor. A father paying child support should have the right to see that his support payments are going toward the children he's supporting, and he should have equal input into the decisions being made concerning his children.
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