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Father of 30 wants a "break" on child support

12:40 pm - 05/19/2012
And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support.

Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women, reports WREG-TV.

The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old.

Hatchett explains how he reached such a critical mass: He had four kids in the same year. Twice.

Back in 2009 when Hatchett was in court to answer charges that many of the mothers were not receiving child support, he had 21 children. At the time, he said he was not going to father any more kids, but he ended up having nine more in the past three years.

The state cannot order Hatchett to stop making babies. He hasn't broken any laws, according to the report.


What do you think _p? Is he breaking laws by not providing adequate support for his children? How do you think the state should be handling this? What about the moms? Do they bear some of the responsibility for this situation?
baked_goldfish 20th-May-2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
I also went biscuit. I think it's because I'm used to Christ on a cracker, so biscuit was the natural progression.
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