5. “I’ll go to jail before I’ll pay you a dime.”
So be it. There are various ways to enforce support obligations. Ultimately, contempt of court can mean a jail term; however, this is very rarely the case and most people end up paying voluntarily.
6. “I’ll quit my job before I’ll pay you that kind of money.”
Attempt to get a witness to this kind of a statement. If intent to avoid support obligations by quitting one’s job of can be proven, these support obligations would continue at the same amount.
7. “When the judge sees my expenses, he will award less (more) than the support from the schedule.”
This is not true unless there are extraordinary expenses. It should be remembered that the supported spouse will get less money than needed and the supporting spouse will pay more money than can be afforded.
8. “You’ll never see the kids again.”
There are laws prohibiting kidnaping. A parent who attempts to move to avoid visitation may find the visitation extended to longer periods of time with the added expense of travel costs. Failure to allow visitation is one of the reasons why the courts change custody from one parent to the other.