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Episode 1: Child Support in America

Airing May 19, 2012, at 7:00 PM, on Cablevision, Channel 19


Season 1: What You Didn't Know About Child Support

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Why Are So Many Custodial Parents Owed Child Support?

Episode  1 addresses issues and provides solutions related to child support in America, which is hosted by Kai Patterson.  The Part 1 provides guests that are custodial parents owed child support to discuss the problems they have encountered collecting their arrears they are owed.  Part 2 provides viewers with solutions to the problems discussed in Part 1, by Attorney and Legal Analyst Benjamin G. Kelsen.

What Should You Do If You Have a Child Support Order and Owed Arrears?

Answer: Collection Program

The second segment of the talk show provides solutions by Attorney and Legal Analyst Benjamin G. Kelsen, JMC. to collecting child support arrears by obtaining a Child Support Enforcement Order.

Episode Cast

Host, Editor & Founder: Kai D. Patterson

Kai D. Patterson received his B.S. in Mathematics with concentrations in Aerospace and Computer Science from Hampton University.  Mr. Patterson is responsible for innovations for NASA, Telecom, NFL, Real Estate and Missing Children


Mr. Patterson was raised by a single parent mother, who never received child support but struggled to ensure he would be a success.  In honor of his late mother, he founded the Custodial Support Foundation to service parents owed child support.

Co-Host and Legal Analyst: Benjamin Kelsen

Benjamin G. Kelsen, JMC is the founding Partner of the Law Office of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq., LLC.   Mr. Kelsen received his Bachelor of Arts in History at theYeshiva University and his Juris Doctor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, NY.

Judge Kelsen is a dedicated advocate with a long-standing interest in offering true guidance, who also assists in the preparation of the legal documents to enable custodial parents to receive Child Support Enforcement Orders.

Cast and Child Support Advocate: Antoinette Dismukes


Antoinette Dismukes is a single custodial parent owed over $62,000 in child support arrears by the noncustodial parent of her child, and recently subscribed to Project Child Support's Collection Program.


Miss Dismukes shares her plight in previously attempting to collect the arrears her child is owed, and provides insight into some of the problems that many custodial parents experience when trying to collect child support.

Guest and Child Support Advocate: Geneva Ortiz

Geneva Ortiz is a single parent who has both received and paid child support.  Having been on both sides of a child support order and with her genuine love of children, Miss Ortiz's mission is to assist custodial parents owed child support.

Miss Ortiz was also raised by a single mother of five, who did not receive child support, and her child is also currently owed child support arrears.

Crew & Supporters

Producer: Michael Mathews

Producer: Eric Livsey

Director: Mark C. Hutchinson

Director: Lisa Durden

Hair & Make Up: Michelle Bell

Video Introduction: Gerald Barclay

Music: Smack Entertainment, Inc.

Assistant: Reggie Brown

Studio & Equipment: Cablevision, Inc.

Episodes of Season 1:

May 26, 2012 - The Problems of Collecting Child Support in America - Parts 1 & 2: Solutions to Collecting Child Support

June 2, 2012 - Filing to Obtain a Child Support Order - Parts 1 & 2: Filing Workshop Calculating Child Support

June 16, 2012 - Obtaining a Child support Enforcement Order to Collect Your Arrears - Parts 1 & 2: Enforcement Order Workshop

June 30, 2012 - Collecting Arrears Through an Enforcement - Parts 1 & 2: Executing a Levy to Pay Arrears

July 14, 2012 - Federal Crimes of Helping Someone Avoid Paying Child Support - Parts 1 & 2: Exposing & Reporting Conspirators

July 21, 2012 - Arrest Warrants for the Nonpayment of Child Support - Parts 1 & 2: Bounty Hunters for Child Support Warrants

August 18, 2012 - Services to Assist Noncustodial Parents with the Payment of their Arrears - Parts 1 & 2: The Amnesty Program

September 13, 2012 - Child Support and Domestic Violence - Parts 1 & 2: Filing and Collecting Your Arrears While Receiving Protection

Project Child Support Will Not Take Any Portion Of A Parent’s Child Support As Payment

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