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Mr. Jim Durham

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Sands Expo and Convention Center
201 Sands Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
United States

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Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition - News
www.berkshirefatherhood.com, 30 April 2008 [cached]
According to Reuters, in Bad Dads Jim Durham, director of the National Child Support Center, "functions as a sort of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats...[Durham's role is as] an avenger of penniless single mothers [who] hunts down deadbeat dads and forces them to pay child support...
"In the pilot, a financially destitute mom is contrasted with her wealthy ex-husband, who is living the high life. Durham confronts the man at his country club to shake him down in front his friends. It's ambush reality TV."
According to Reuters, Durham will target fathers who are behind on their child support by "making their lives miserable -- foreclosing on their house, repossessing their car.
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In addition, child support collector Jim Durham, who is at the center of Fox's Bad Dads, has been the target of many custodial mothers' complaints.
According to Reuters, "Child support collectors have come under fire for charging steep fees and using ultra-aggressive tactics. [Jim Durham, director of the National Child Support Center, who is the central figure in Bad Dads], bills his clients 34% of whatever he collects."
SmartMoney magazine detailed private child support collections agencies' abuses in their article Mother's Little Helpers (8/2/02), and they specifically point to Durham as one of the leading culprits. According to SmartMoney:
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In addition, child support collector Jim Durham, who is at the center of Fox's Bad Dads, has been the target of many custodial mothers' complaints.
According to Reuters, "Child support collectors have come under fire for charging steep fees and using ultra-aggressive tactics. [Jim Durham, director of the National Child Support Center, who is the central figure in Bad Dads], bills his clients 34% of whatever he collects."
SmartMoney magazine detailed private child support collections agencies' abuses in their article Mother's Little Helpers (8/2/02), and they specifically point to Durham as one of the leading culprits. According to SmartMoney:
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According to Reuters, in the show Jim Durham, director of the National Child Support Center, "functions as a sort of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats...[Durham's role is as] an avenger of penniless single mothers [who] hunts down deadbeat dads and forces them to pay child support...It's ambush reality TV."
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Jim Durham, director of the National Child Support Center, functions as a sort of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" for tracking deadbeats. In the pilot, a financially destitute mom is contrasted with her wealthy ex-husband, who is living the high life. Durham confronts the man at his country club to shake him down in front his friends. It's ambush reality TV -- but for a noble cause.
"(Durham) calls them on the phone and gives them the chance to do the right thing," said executive producer JD Roth ("The Biggest Loser," "Beauty and the Geek").
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Durham bills his clients 34% of whatever he collects.
Roth counters that Durham's clients typically feel so abandoned by the court system that they're relieved to get any money at all. Plus, he said Durham is the only collector who extracts interest owed on the outstanding debt, so his clients often receive more money than if the absent dads had simply paid their bills.
Lifetime TV Beats Up on Divorced Dads
www.crisp-india.org, 20 May 2009 [cached]
Lifetime TV's new reality show, "Deadbeat Dads," centers around National Child Support founder Jim Durham, who finds and confronts dads who do not pay their child support. Reuters news agency reports that Mr. Durham "functions as sort of a 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats ... it's ambush reality TV.
Fatherhood Educational Institute: Protesting Lifetime TV's 'Deadbeat Dads' Show
www.dadsrights.com, 16 Aug 2009 [cached]
The show follows National Child Support founder Jim Durham as he confronts fathers who don't pay child support.
Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition - News
www.berkshirefatherhood.com, 24 April 2008 [cached]
Jim Durham
After embracing the dark side of reality television with its marriage-busting hit "The Moment of Truth," Fox's newest project taps the power of its unscripted division for the forces of good.
The network has ordered a pilot from 3Ball Prods. in which an avenger of penniless single mothers hunts down deadbeat dads and forces them to pay child support.
Jim Durham, director of the National Child Support Center, functions as a sort of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" for tracking deadbeats. In the pilot, a financially destitute mom is contrasted with her wealthy ex-husband, who is living the high life. Durham confronts the man at his country club to shake him down in front his friends. It's ambush reality TV -- but for a noble cause.
"(Durham) calls them on the phone and gives them the chance to do the right thing," said executive producer JD Roth ("The Biggest Loser," "Beauty and the Geek").
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Durham bills his clients 34% of whatever he collects.
Roth counters that Durham's clients typically feel so abandoned by the court system that they're relieved to get any money at all. Plus, he said Durham is the only collector who extracts interest owed on the outstanding debt, so his clients often receive more money than if the absent dads had simply paid their bills.
" it follows National Child ...
www.illinoisfathers.org, 14 May 2009 [cached]
" it follows National Child Support founder Jim Durham as he tracks down and confronts dads who don't pay child support.†According to Reuters, Durham "functions as a sort of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats…It's ambush reality TV. Durham will target fathers who are behind on their child support by "making their lives miserable -- foreclosing on their house, repossessing their car. He will squeeze them."
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