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Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Support Master" Anita N. Botchway Ensures That My Daughter Grows Up With No Daddy

A fatherless 7-year-old girl, thanks to Anita N. Botchway and the Philadelphia Family CourtGot the results of a recent Support Master hearing the other. I've been trying to get my child support payment lowered since the end of 2008, but the Philadelphia Family Court has rejected my pleas. I have been through hell, including spending time in prison thanks to judge Joel S. Johnson, also known as "Lock 'Em Up" Joel (more about judge Johnson here.) By refusing to reduce my support payments, the system has made it impossible for me to see my daughter. I simply can't afford it. And so, she is now a 7-year-old girl with no father.

A special thanks to Anita N. Botchway, the "Support Master" who heard my case. She decided to set my income to what it was 10 years ago when I was working in a law firm in New York City. My current income in barely a fraction of what it was then, as evidenced by the tax forms I submitted during the hearing. Despite presenting honest documentation of my income, despite a devastating recession -- the worst since the Great Depression -- Anita N. Botchway reached the most nonsensical conclusion I've even seen. So,

Anita N. Botchway, you deserve a very special thanks for setting my income to what it was back in the year 2000. You are now the #1 reason my daughter will have no daddy. Anita N. Botchway, you are an exceptional legal tyrant in an exceptionally tyrannical Philadelphia Family Court.

If I had completely given up on my business and got a job as a security guard, Ms. Botchway would have still set my income to what it was 10 years ago. And that's what so screwed about about this system.

Time for some background.

Years ago, when my support payment was set, I had every intention of making sure that my daughter had the best of everything, despite my rapidly declining income. The mother of my child (Mama) promised that my daughter would continue with the excellent reading and math learning at Kumon, and she promised that my daughter would attend private school. As soon as I signed on the dotted line, my daughter was enrolled in public school, and the visits to Kumon stopped. How that for dishonest? I've been trying to get my payment reduced ever since, to no avail. Reducing my payment to a level that's fair would have kept me from taking on a huge amount of credit card debt, and kept me out of prison.

Now, frustrated as I have never been frustrated before, I am forced to start the process all over again.

The entire child support process in Pennsylvania is inherently corrupt. That's because the system takes a 10% cut of every support payment made. Therefore, the employees -- including support masters and administrative judges -- are extremely reluctant to reduce anyone's payment, as this would mean less cash flowing into the system.

I received a letter from Mama's lawyer today. Appears that she is interested in negotiating a settlement over support and custody. I am writing my reply now. I will blog again with news.

As always, thanks for reading. Your comments are always welcome.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Judge Joel S. Johnson said...

Of all the judges in the Philadelphia family court, judge Joel S. Johnson is easily the worst. I know as I have been before many judges in my recent career as a victim of the Pennsylvania child support system. You will go to court expecting a dispassionate jurist to hear your case and render a fair decision. What you will get is a emotional drama queen who should never have been given any kind of legal authority.

If you have the choice of taking a bench warrant or going before judge Joel S. Johnson, take the warrant. Why? Because “Lock ‘Em Joe” will lock you up even, if it’s perfectly clear that you don’t deserve to go to jail. If you can’t get someone to deliver bail money to the family court jail by the end of the day, you will go into the Philadelphia prison system and spend time with the drug dealers, killers, rapists and all the other refuse of society. I came out of prison with a nasty infection which I am still battling today, thanks to Lock ‘Em Up Joe.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 4:48:00 PM  
Anonymous David Drummond Taylor said...

Judge Joel S. Johnson needs to go back to school.

Any judge who doesn't understand why no civilized nation has debtor's prisons anymore should be removed from the bench.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 3:43:00 PM  
Blogger sharif said...

Insane. I'm Sharif Green MS a custody and child support consultant for the Tri-state. I've built excelent cases against him and lost. I consider him a do or die judge. Pay or go to jail. The best way to aviod him is to stay on top of your order. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. My business is built off of using the system's laws against it. If anybody needs any help contact me Sharif Green MS, Father's Defense 215-253-9580

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:31:00 AM  

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