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Old 06-04-2016, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I want to be paid in pizza - especially good pizza from Italy. Yum!
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:35 PM
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Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Its 2016 now, this apparently occurred between 2008 and 2010. Child support was $335 a month per the article.

Seems like the guy legitimately had issues and at least he did offer food. If the wife hit him up for it, there is some value in that. Possibly even what was owed if the wife/daughter ate there for free every day. The guy potentially could have kept a record of what he provided from the restaurant.

Does not really seem unreasonable. Not sure if the Mom is working or paying child support at this point, but if she is it would be fair to deduct something from it for the time being.
It appears the wife accepted it for two years before going to court. What amounts to about $11 a day in food may be enough to feed her, but there are a lot of other expenses she surely incurred.

My objection is that there seems to have been no end date set for this. They're blaming the economy when it could have been he was just a lousy businessman. He probably should have started looking for a more secure job way before it got to the point where he could no longer pay his vendors.

IMO, the judge was remiss in just making it a forever deal without any attempt to recoup back pay over time, change the payments from meals to money, and make him accountable by having him report back to the court to make sure he was, in fact, looking for work.
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:54 PM
 
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It appears the wife accepted it for two years before going to court. What amounts to about $11 a day in food may be enough to feed her, but there are a lot of other expenses she surely incurred.

My objection is that there seems to have been no end date set for this. They're blaming the economy when it could have been he was just a lousy businessman. He probably should have started looking for a more secure job way before it got to the point where he could no longer pay his vendors.

IMO, the judge was remiss in just making it a forever deal without any attempt to recoup back pay over time, change the payments from meals to money, and make him accountable by having him report back to the court to make sure he was, in fact, looking for work.
The story doesn't clarify. I don't think it was a forever deal. I'm thinking it was just for those two to three years of the agreement. The daughter went to live with dad the next year. Presumably, it would then be mom's turn to pay alimony.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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Yum
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Glad the child got to be with its father after that. Hopefully mom payed her child support to dad after he got custody. Weather it was pizza or not.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: usa
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Poor people should think twice before they reproduce.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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Poor people should think twice before they reproduce.
Lots of people reproduce when they think they are in a good situation - then s**t happens
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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No matter what, he's going to be coughing up some dough.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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I'm second generation on one side and just shake my head at the ignorance of the judges and politicians in Italy. How do pizza and calzones clothe a child, pay for her books, activities, medical and dental expenses, or anything else?

Italy is in a poor financial state. Maybe they could pay their judges with coda alla vaccinara.

Sometimes the stuff that comes out of Italy really makes me scratch my head.

But then again, that's probably why my ancestors (same for my husband) left. Though, I find that Italian-Americans born here have a lot of Italian pride. And my MIL also believes if she orders a pizza in her maiden name (Italian), they will make her pizza better.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:26 PM
 
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I guess the child shall not go hungry!
Lets hope its GOOD pizza! (Thick)
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