Still no word but, I wrote NBC Dateline again
2006 October 07
Created by Leyona 13 years ago
Dear Mr Slepian,
I realize I have received no response to my earlier e mails, yet I
happened to run across a time line of events my mother
put together for the child support issue. I wanted you to see that we
have been fighting these 2 states for close to 23 years.
Some of the dates are a bit incorrect and mother transposed the amount
owed but for the most part it's pretty
much accurate. If I need to correct the actual dates & figures I will.
I am sorry to continue to send you all of these things but I am hoping
there is someone there at NBC that looks into
the child support system.
Louisiana & Mississippi knew it was going to be a struggle so they
bounced me back & forth
both claiming "not their jurisdiction". The one & only time I was even
given judgment [in LA] they reduced it by over half
because they have some clause [in LA] that says you only have so long to
file, then POOF it all goes away...
I am begging you to give this to anyone who has an interest into digging
into the horrible DHS systems in both MS & LA
and see what they put me through for 18 years, then turned my daughter
away when she was still asking for help.
I thought that's what they did, help people? How long are you supposed
to wait? It's now been 23 years.
(And they think we are going away?)
How many other mothers are out there have went through the same thing I
did and have gotten nothing.
It's easier to pass out tax payers checks than to go after the men who
actually should be paying it.
No wonder so many women are on welfare. I too had get on welfare back
then, it is humiliating and infuriating at the same time.
Thank you again for your precious time I know you are very busy and I
apologize for intruding.
My sincerest regards,
Leyona Goldman Skeen
Mother of the late Heather-Renee' Skarina