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Custody, child support, and etc. are always a pain. I wouldn't blame it so much on ***ism as an over-burdened system. Despite a fully amicable separation and divorce, with kids old enough to say where they wanted to live, it took my parents 10 years to finalize everything and I was *24* when my mom received the last child support payment for me...not because my dad was a deadbeat (while he had his faults, he never tried to skip out on his responsibility to support his kids and, honestly, probably shouldn't have had to pay past 18 because he made up the difference in just paying for what we needed when the orders were slow coming through), but because it just took that long for all the paperwork and payments to clear.
Prosecutions for identity theft/CC fraud are very rare. I once dropped my credit card in my neighborhood, and then stopped into a store I frequent a few hours later. They had "confiscated" my credit card from the person who picked it up and tried to use it because they recognized the card and name and knew it wasn't me, but there were already several other charges on the card. I filed a police report, and let the police know that there were eyewitnesses as well as video surveillance of the person who tried to use my card. They were happy to take the report, but the only contact I had beyond that was an email from the prosecutor letting me know they wouldn't be pursuing the case because it was only a misdemeanor. Nevertheless, just filing the report gets you the protection you need to keep your credit in tip-top shape.
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