“Thank you for your time and effort to make this a
happy time for my family and me. I never could have won
without the help of you and the Center.” — Paula
“I really, sincerely appreciate all
your time and effort in my case. As frustrating as it was
for quite some time, you have brought that to an end.”
— Anja F.
“Raymond Goldstein, thank you for being
honest, caring, kind, efficient, persistent and hardworking.
Thank you for not quitting this battle when I wanted to
give up. Thank you for being such a great cheerleader. Thank
you for working so hard on behalf of myself and my daughters.
Thank you for finally succeeding with a case in which no
one else had been successful with a father and ex-husband
who thought he was invincible” Thank you for all that
you have done for us. I have never met anyone like you and
I will never forget you as long as I live. You are an amazing
human being and I am proud to say I know you. With sincere
thanks and gratitude” — Sheri N.
“When everyone else had said it was
hopeless, you persevered and collected. Thank you so very
much.” — Arthur M.
“I had been waiting for years on the
District Attorney and that collection agency to get my children
their money. Thank God for the Center.” — Maria
“I want to thank you for your patience
and forbearance. I also am appreciative for the successful
recovery.” — Rochelle H.
A Few Example Cases
The Center for Enforcement of Family Support has
collected millions of dollars in past due family support,
child support, alimony and property equalization. Here are
a few examples of just how we've done it.
Maria worked three jobs to provide
for her three daughters, while her ex paid no support, had
a host of electronic toys, drove a BMW, traveled regularly
and lived in a beautiful home. Unfortunately, everything
Doug owned had been transferred into a corporation or a
partnership. The Center obtained the necessary orders, fought
through 2 bankruptcies and many other proceedings, and caused
Doug’s home to be sold. The Center collected almost
$150,000 for Maria.
Lisa was a television producer
in New York City, whose wealthy ex-husband suddenly stopped
making child support payments when their son Mark was eleven.
Years later, when Mark was ready to attend college, Lisa
contacted the Center. After the Center put a legal “hammerlock”
on him, her ex-husband wrote out a check for $42,500 to
cover past due support.
Martha, a urologist, owed
her ex husband, Jack, over $100,000 in a community property
equalization. Not only did the Center recover the $100,000
for Jack, but it collected an additional $25,000 as a contribution
to Jack’s attorney fees.
The father of Belinda’s
child owned his own plumbing and heating company. Nothing
was in his name. Dad, through his arrogance, believed himself
to be “judgment-proof.” Less than 6 months later,
Dad was paying $500 every month, and continues to do so
because in the event he stops, there will be an extra charge
of about $10,000 on his default. Plus, Dad knows that the
Center monitors every one of his payments.
Sarah’s ex worked for
cash “under the table” but he had a beautifully
restored vintage corvette. He once vowed to “rot in
jail” before he would pay support. Sadly, he also
refused to take any interest in seeing his child. The Center
found his prized Corvette and had the Sheriff seize it.
Sarah received the $6,000 he paid to get his car back. This
story has a happy ending in which the father now pays support
regularly, and has begun to take an active interest in his
was a surgeon who kept everything in his new wife’s
name. The Center worked long and hard to intercept payments
from the sale of a medical practice, fought the ex through
bankruptcy (both a personal and a corporate), and then continued
the battle through the probate court after ex’s death.
The Center secured payments of over $300,000 for Wilma.
Jim’s ex-wife is a
high school teacher who used to pay support regularly. After
she remarried, payments tapered off and then stopped altogether.
When Jim asked her for money, she would send something,
sometimes. After a while, he gave up asking because the
experience was too demeaning. However, a new law changed
all of that. Jim now gets his support payments—including
the past due payments—directly from her paycheck.
Jeff, owed over $55,000 in past due child support. The Center
levied on about 12 pieces of artwork that Jeff had in his
apartment. At the Sheriff’s auction, the pieces went
for a little less than what was owed, but, Jeff, not knowing
all the Center’s tactics, repurchased two of them
at the auction. Moments after the auction ended, the Center
re-levied on Jeff’s newly acquired art, which eventually
led to full payment of the support arrears.