Family Court Solving US Unemployment By … Starving Men

While the Structural Unemployment in the U.S. is at peak levels not seen since the Great Depression, as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank Ben Bernanke recently stated [fn-1], Miklitsch creates “paper jobs” to jack up Child Support to unemployed obligors, telling them “to get a job” and dictates how much they should be earning. Abusing discretion, she imputes incomes unrealistic in the current economic environment, which effectively sends the obligor Fathers into debtors’ prison. When offered the official statistics of the US Department of Labor on the Unemployment rate, Ms. Miklitsch rejects these facts on the false pretext that they must be “certified” by the Secretary of Labor.

She sent to jail retired Sgt. Christopher Burger, a decorated US military service veteran unemployed since 2007. She had ordered his Child Support at the level as if he were employed at the highest paying job in his career, despite his loss of employment in 2007 – through no fault of his own. When the Appellate Court ordered him released and ruled that Mr. Burger was overbilled, nearly $19,000 was “credited” to him… on paper. – The problem is that Magistrate Miklitsch and the NYS Support Enforcement continue to ignore the very credit she had ordered. Instead, she rejected his Modification Petitions, jacked up Mr. Burger’s child support obligation and threatens to jail him again. After searching high and low, Mr. Burger finally found a job, except it pays much less than he used to earn. After the Child Support garnishment, his take home per week is as low as $1.15. (That’s right – ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTEEN CENTS!)[fn-2]

Examiner Miklitsch ordered Eric Ross, a retired former IT worker, age 65, unemployed since 2001, to pay as if he had a job earning over $50 thousand per year, taking most of his Social Security Retirement towards the CS for one child. That’s despite the one thousand dollars a month his son already receives from Social Security as a child of a retiree. She left the father less than $600 a month to subsist on, and forked over to the mother, a well-paid banker, an additional $2000/month to her already nice income. Aren’t there New York Child Support Guidelines? – Yes, but she supersedes them with her “discretion.”

Magistrate Miklitsch abuses discretion the other way when it comes to a NY father with full custody of four children, when the fully employed mother is ordered to pay the whole… $25/month for all four of their children. While “every case is different”, an immediate comparison with thousands or hundreds of dollars a month charged to fathers, and legal gimmicks against them raises questions of gender discrimination, abuse of discretion and fraud.

Said Eric Ross, Ph.D.: “Examiner Miklitsch is deliberately starving many New York families. It is not unlike the program Nazis enforced in occupied Europe to starve 20 million “undesirables” in 1941. Financial annihilation is a way to kill silently, in absence of any public and media attention. . Miklitsch would even claim that she is “protecting the interests of children”, while she is engaged in a racket where she is personally rewarded by federal Title IV (d) dollars.

Monday, February 20, 2012






Contact: Eric Ross, Ph.D., Investigative Reporter, National Writers Syndicate – (845) 268-5565

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