Thing2 got a job as a Vaccine Scientist at a lab in VA. We found an apartment for him yesterday and we will head out on June 14th. Luckily, there isn't much to move, as he can literally put his life in one very large suitcase, one carryon size suitcase and two duffel bags
When we last left off, ASS had gotten a job offer from AutoMaker 1 here in Michigan and accepted it. Then, he decided he maybe didn't want that job afterall, so he continued looking for another job - something he was not really allowed to do and agreed to not do as part of his university's recruiting process. Long story short, he got another offer from AutoMaker 2, which was for less money, but was more suited to him, AND was in Texas.
So, here we are in March and guess who is already behind in her child support? Yep - Medusa!!!
I asked the disbursement unit about it and this is basically the answer: she puts up the bond and we hold it (interest bearing, so she gets to make money for being a f*cking slacker). Each month, if she doesn't pay, we will then disburse the monthly amount.
Remember how at the show cause hearing, Medusa said she would put up a performance bond and then apparently did not put up said performance bond??? Good times, good times.
Well, not that this will come as any surprise to anyone, but she is in arrears AGAIN - hasn't paid a dime since the initial payoff back in early January. No CS for January, no CS for February. Michigan now has this great online site for CS and you can ask questions about your case and actually get answers fairly quickly!
Remember this?? https://www.steptalk.org/blog/walkonby/she-paidbut-259100
Well, it's February now so that means that a new month's worth of CS is due, not to mention the $282 that Medusa didn't pay last month.
I remember telling you guys about ASS's job offer from MajorAutoCompany - where he interned over the summer and which came with an 83K salary. I think I told you guys that he was still keeping himself open to other offers, which is a huge recruiting no-no, but it's ASS, so what did we expect?
Apparently, Medusa waited until 4:45 pm on the 31st, walked into the FOC office with a big ole check, somehow convinced the case manager that she didn't have to put up the performance bond for the future child support and then told the case manager that she never wanted to see her again.
So, DHand I show up to the MedusaCounty Circuit Court this morning. We went up to the 5th floor, where there was a desk and a woman checking in the show cause hearing parties. We checked in and then sat out in the lobby area to wait for Awesome Attorney. He shows up and we move into the conference room.
Seated in this conference are about 30 chairs and about 20 tables with chairs set up around them. Think like middle school parent-teacher conferences
Hotel in MedusaTown booked? Check.
Leaving in a few hours? Check.
Called MedusaCounty FOC to confirm hearing is still on for tomorrow? Check
DH got notified at 9pm last night that Medusa made a $350 payment - probably her attempt at obviating the hearing tomorrow. My prediction is that the hearing cancels at the last second, either tonight or tomorrow morning. She is still over 5K in arrears.
I booked a really nice hotel, and made a dinner reservation at a great sushi place - in case this turns out to be just a trip to MedusaTown :-)
Well, she is supposed to go to court, we shall see if she actually shows up.
I got home from work yesterday to find a notice from the MedusaCounty Circuit Court. Inside was our copy of the Summons issued to her to appear in court to show cause as to why she shouldn't be found in contempt of court for non-payment of support