Guy Wants a Break on Child Support—for 30 Kids

Minimum wage earner gives some of his kids' moms just $1.49 per month
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Suggested by browzman
Posted May 20, 2012 10:19 AM CDT
Guy Wants a Break on Child Support—for 30 Kids
Desmond Hatchett, a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children, is asking the courts for a break on child support.   (KIDgrownup)

Move over, Jon and Kate. Time to retire, Duggar family. Because Desmond Hatchett has you all beat—he has 30 children, courtesy of 11 different women. And as the 33-year-old Tennessee man earns just minimum wage, he's asking the courts to give him a break on his child support payments, reports Yahoo!'s Sideshow blog. But with so many children, some of his babymamas get as little as $1.49 per month, so the court doesn't have a ton of room to help him. After getting in legal trouble for not paying support in 2009, Hatchett, who then had 21 children, promised a court that he would stop having children. He apparently hasn't tried very hard, and has since upped his count by nine. (More child support stories.)

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