"If you think I'm going to forget it, Phil, you're stuck on stupid." When New Yorkers Frances Ragusa and her husband Philip divorced in 1977, they agreed he would pay her $14,393.57 to support their three children. 34 years later, with the children all grown, and a painful stint on welfare behind her, Frances has still not seen a dime of that money and is determined to collect what is rightfully hers…plus interest, of course, which brings the bill to $100,000.
The New York Post reports that Frances called Phil to ask him to settle out of court, and that "upon hearing her voice, her ex, a retired carpenter began crying."
Should a parent receive unpaid child support after her children are grown?