Judge Faith – Mommy Money (Season 1: Episode #97)

Judge Faith – Mommy Money (Season 1: Episode #97)


ANNOUNCER: TODAY ON “JUDGE FAITH.” PARENTING NEVER STOPS, EVEN WHEN FACING YOUR OWN DAUGHTER IN COURT.>>WE COME TO HER MOTHER WHO LOVES HER DAUGHTER, WHO’S SUPPOSED TO BE THERE FOR HER DAUGHTER, TO HELP IN TIMES OF NEED.>>THEY FAIL TO REALIZE THAT I CAN’T PAY THEIR BILLS.>>SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO HELP WITH MONEY. THAT SHOULD BE A GIFT. IT’S NOT A LOAN. THAT’S NOT WHAT FAMILY DOES FOR FAMILY. ANNOUNCER: IS THIS A CASE OF TOUGH LOVE?>>I THINK SHE FEELS ENTITLED. ANNOUNCER: OR A MOTHER’S SPITE?>>I DON’T THINK HE’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR MY DAUGHTER. AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE’S STILL MARRIED TO ANOTHER WOMAN. JUDGE: YOU ARE A 34-YEAR-OLD GROWN MAN. HERE’S A NEWS FLASH: NO ONE ELSE WAS PUT ON THIS EARTH TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. AUDIENCE: [APPLAUSE] ANNOUNCER: FAITH JENKINS, HER DISTINGUISHED LEGAL CAREER BEGAN WHEN SHE GRADUATED FIRST IN HER LAW SCHOOL CLASS. SHE QUICKLY BECAME A TOUGH NEW YORK CITY PROSECUTOR, AND THEN A PREEMINENT LEGAL ANALYST ON CABLE NEWS. AND NOW SHE’S THE JUDGE IN HER OWN COURTROOM. HER CASES ARE REAL, AND HER RULINGS ARE FINAL. SHE IS JUDGE FAITH. PLAINTIFF SHELLY PERRY SAYS THE MONEY SHE GAVE TO SUPPORT HER ADULT DAUGHTER, BOYFRIEND, AND THEIR CHILDREN WAS A LOAN. SHE IS SUING FOR $4,220. DEFENDANT KAYLA PALMER AND JASON HUUS SAY THEY OWE MOM NOTHING. THEY ARE COUNTER SUING FOR $5,000 FOR EMOTIONAL DAMAGE AND DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER. BARBARA: REMAIN SEATED AND COME TO ORDER. COURT IS NOW IN SESSION. THE HONORABLE JUDGE FAITH JENKINS PRESIDING. YOUR HONOR, THIS CASE IS PERRY VS. HUUS AND PALMER. JUDGE: THANK YOU, BARBARA. SHELLY PERRY? PERRY: RIGHT. JUDGE: YOU ARE SUING THE DEFENDANTS JASON HUUS AND KAYLA PALMER FOR $4,220 YOU SAY THEY OWE YOU FOR UNPAID LOANS, UTILITY BILLS, GROCERY MONEY, CAR RENTAL FEES, AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES?>>RIGHT. JUDGE: AND YOU ARE COUNTER SUING FOR $5,000 FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER AND EMOTIONAL DAMAGE? HUUS: YES, YOUR HONOR. JUDGE: OK, WE’LL START WITH YOU, MS. PERRY. TELL ME WHAT’S GOING ON HERE. PERRY: FIRST I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I LOVE MY DAUGHTER AND I HATE THAT WE’RE HERE. JUDGE: MS. PALMER IS YOUR DAUGHTER? PERRY: YES. WHEN KAYLA WAS 5, SHE WENT THROUGH SOME VERY TRAUMATIC THINGS IN HER LIFE, AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, I PARENTED HER OUT OF GUILT, SO I TRIED TO GIVE HER EVERYTHING GROWING UP. I DID GIVE HER EVERYTHING GROWING UP, AND SO NOW AS AN ADULT, I THINK SHE FEELS ENTITLED. THE GENTLEMAN BESIDE HER IS HER BOYFRIEND OF 4 YEARS. I DO NOT LIKE HIM. HE KNOWS THAT. AUDIENCE: [LAUGHTER] HUUS: IT’S TRUE, YOUR HONOR. PERRY: IT IS TRUE. HE DOESN’T LIKE ME EITHER, YOU KNOW. I DON’T THINK HE’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR MY DAUGHTER. AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE’S STILL MARRIED TO ANOTHER WOMAN. AUDIENCE: OOH! JUDGE: HOW OLD ARE YOU, MA’AM? PALMER: I’M 24. JUDGE: 24? OK. ARE YOU STILL MARRIED, SIR? HUUS: YES, I AM, YOUR HONOR. JUDGE: OK, ALL RIGHT. PALMER: LEGALLY. PERRY: LEGALLY, YES. ABOUT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE MARRIED. PALMER: THEY’VE BEEN SEPARATED FOR 5 YEARS. PERRY: I WANT TO BE THERE AS HER PARENT AND FRIEND ON ONE HAND AND HELP HER WITH EVERYTHING SHE NEEDS, BUT I ALSO– JUDGE: WHAT DOES SHE NEED HELP WITH? WHAT DO YOU MEAN? PERRY: HE CANNOT PROVIDE FOR HER OR MY TWO GRANDSONS, ONE OF WHICH IS HIS. JUDGE: HOW OLD ARE YOU KIDS, MA’AM? PALMER: TWO AND 3. I WAS 6 WEEKS PREGNANT WHEN WE MET, SO HE ENDED UP STAYING WITH ME THROUGH THAT PREGNANCY AND RAISE AND IS STILL RAISING ANOTHER MAN’S CHILD ON TOP OF HIS. HUUS: WE HAD ONE AFTER– PALMER: I GOT PREGNANT 6 WEEKS AFTER I HAD MY FIRST CHILD. JUDGE: WAS THE SECOND PREGNANCY A PLANNED PREGNANCY? HUUS: YES, YES, YOUR HONOR, IT WAS. JUDGE: OK. HOW OLD ARE YOU? HUUS: I’M 34. JUDGE: YOU SAY YOU’RE 24 YEARS OLD. DO YOU WORK? PALMER: NO. I HAVE A HEART DISEASE THAT KEEPS ME FROM WORKING. I HAVE TO TAKE MEDICINE FOR IT EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF IT. I’VE BEEN GOING TO DOCTORS NONSTOP. THEY’RE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT’S WRONG. THEY’RE TELLING ME THAT IF I HAVE SURGERY DONE AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE THAT I’LL NEED A PACEMAKER LATER ON IN LIFE. SO IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S PHYSICALLY, LITERALLY STOPPING ME IN MY PLACE. SO I RELY ON HIM TO BRING IN EVERYTHING. PERRY: IT KEEPS HER FROM WORKING BUT IT DOESN’T KEEP HER FROM GOING TO WORLDS OF FUN AND TO THE FLEA MARKET AND SHOPPING– PALMER: I MEAN, I CAN DO– JUDGE: YOU HAVE A HEART DISEASE YOU SAY IT KEEPS YOU FROM WORKING, BUT IT DID NOT KEEP YOU FROM HAVING TWO KIDS, RIGHT? PALMER: AFTER I HAD MY TWO KIDS IS WHEN MY HEART DISEASE STARTED. JUDGE: DO YOU WORK, SIR? WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? HUUS: WELL, ACTUALLY I’M IN BETWEEN JOBS RIGHT NOW. PERRY: HE’S IN BETWEEN JOBS ALL THE TIME. HUUS: UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE HAD SOME BAD LUCK. PERRY: NO, NO, NO. THERE’S NOT ANY LUCK. HE QUIT A GOOD-PAYING JOB TO TAKE A JOB UNDER THE TABLE, WHICH DID NOT PAN OUT. JUDGE: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? HUUS: WHAT DO I DO FOR A LIVING? I WORK IN FACTORIES. I’M AN ORDER PICKER. I GO TO WHEREVER WITH THE JOBS, YOU KNOW, DEMAND FOR ME TO GO. I HAVE WORKED FOR 4 YEARS. I’VE TAKEN CARE OF A CHILD THAT WASN’T MINE. THAT SHOULD BE RESPECTED IN A MOTHER’S EYES, I BELIEVE, FOR A DAUGHTER, YOU KNOW, TO HAVE THAT KIND OF LOVE SHOWN TO HER. SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO HELP WITH MONEY. THAT SHOULD BE A GIFT. IT’S NOT A LOAN. THAT’S NOT WHAT FAMILY DOES FOR FAMILY. THAT’S HOW I FEEL. IF MY DAUGHTER OR SON NEEDED SOMETHING, I WOULDN’T SAY, “HEY, THIS IS A LOAN. YOU WILL PAY IT BACK” AND DEMAND IT, WHEN SHE KNOWS WHAT KIND OF FINANCIAL STRUGGLE THAT WE ARE IN. JUDGE: YOU SEEM TO WANT A PAT ON THE BACK FOR THE CHOICES THAT YOU’RE MAKING. YOU MADE A DECISION WITH A 21-YEAR-OLD WHO JUST HAD A BABY. GET PREGNANT WHILE YOU’RE MARRIED TO SOMEONE ELSE, AND CLEARLY YOU’RE HAVING PROBLEMS TAKING CARE OF TWO KIDS. HUUS: RIGHT. JUDGE: WHAT ABOUT THAT DO YOU THINK IS A GOOD IDEA? HUUS: NOTHING WAS A GOOD IDEA, BUT THE PATHS WERE ALREADY CHOSEN. I CHOSE TO STAY WITH HER OUT OF LOVE. YES, A SECOND CHILD CAME ABOUT FROM THIS, AND YES, I DO STRUGGLE FOR– JUDGE: NO, YOU CHOSE TO HAVE A SECOND CHILD. HUUS: RIGHT. WELL, WE CHOSE TO HAVE A SECOND CHILD, WHICH WAS NOT A BAD THING. PERRY: BECAUSE HE WAS JEALOUS THAT SHE HAD A CHILD BY ANOTHER MAN. HUUS: NO. PERRY: THAT’S WHY THEY PLANNED THE SECOND ONE. JUDGE: AND YOU’RE STILL MARRIED. WHY ARE YOU STILL MARRIED? HUUS: I’M STILL MARRIED BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR A DIVORCE. PERRY: $150. HUUS: $150, RIGHT. AND NOW WHEN YOU’RE PAYING–WHEN YOU ARE PAYING RENT, WHEN YOU ARE PAYING UTILITIES, I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH– PALMER: SHE’S HELPED WITH BILLS. HE HAS PROVIDED NONSTOP FOR ME AND TWO CHILDREN THIS WHOLE ENTIRE TIME. JUDGE: LET ME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU, MA’AM. YOU CAN DEFEND HIM ALL YOU WANT TO, BUT THIS MAN HAS MADE A CHOICE TO STAY MARRIED THE ENTIRE TIME THE TWO OF YOU HAVE BEEN TOGETHER, TO HAVE A CHILD WITH YOU. I’M JUST TRYING TO TELL YOU, HE IS NOT A PRINCE AMONG MEN, SO YOU CAN KEEP DEFENDING HIM ALL YOU WANT TO, BUT I’M JUST LETTING YOU KNOW. ANNOUNCER: COMING UP ON “JUDGE FAITH.” WILL THIS FAMILY BE ABLE TO COMPROMISE? PERRY: THEY USE THE BOYS AS PAWNS AGAINST ME. IF I DON’T HELP THEM, AND THEY’LL WITHHOLD HIM FROM ME. HUUS: WHY? BECAUSE SHE TALKS DOWN ON ME LIKE, “WHY CAN’T YOU DO THIS? WHY CAN’T YOU DO THAT?” WELL, I DON’T HAVE– PERRY: RIGHT. WHY CAN’T YOU GET A SECOND JOB TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY? ANNOUNCER: PLAINTIFF SHELLY PERRY ALLEGES THAT SHE MADE LOANS TO HER DAUGHTER AND HER BOYFRIEND, AND THEY REFUSED TO MAKE MINIMUM PAYMENTS. DEFENDANT KAYLA PALMER AND JASON HUUS SAY THE MONEY WAS A FAMILY GIFT AND THEY DON’T NEED TO REPAY. JUDGE: WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATUS NOW IN TERMS OF WHERE YOU LIVE AND WHO’S TAKING CARE OF WHAT RESPONSIBILITIES? HUUS: WE LIVE IN A HOUSE. I TAKE CARE OF ‘EM. I FELL BEHIND ON BILLS. THESE MAGICAL WORDS THAT “IT’S A LOAN–” JUDGE: SO YOU HAVE–EXCUSE ME, SIR. DO YOU RENT OR OWN RIGHT NOW? HUUS: I RENT. JUDGE: OK, HOW MUCH IS YOUR– PERRY: THEY’RE BEING EVICTED FRIDAY. JUDGE: ARE YOU BEING EVICTED ON FRIDAY? HUUS: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: OK, SO YOU’RE NOT TAKING CARE OF THE BILLS AND RESPONSIBILITY. ALL RIGHT. HUUS: THAT’S BECAUSE I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO. WE COME TO HER MOTHER, WHO LOVES HER DAUGHTER, WHO’S SUPPOSED TO BE THERE FOR HER DAUGHTER, TO HELP IN TIMES OF NEED. PERRY: THEY FAIL TO REALIZE THAT– THAT I CAN’T PAY THEIR BILLS. JUDGE: YOU SAY OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL YEARS YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR DAUGHTER LOANS THAT SHE HAS FAILED TO REPAY? PERRY: YES. JUDGE: OK, TELL ME ABOUT THAT? PERRY: EVERY TIME SHE CALLS ME, YOU KNOW, I FEEL GUILTY, SO I GO RUNNING. AFTER SHE HAD THE KIDS, IT WAS EVEN HARDER. THEY USE THE BOYS AS PAWNS AGAINST ME. IF I DON’T HELP THEM, IT’S, “WELL, YOU’RE NOT GONNA SEE ANY MORE MONEY BACK UNTIL THE BOYS BENEFIT FROM YOU.” AND THEY’LL WITHHOLD HIM FROM ME. HUUS: RIGHT, BECAUSE SHE TALKS DOWN ON ME LIKE, “WHY CAN’T YOU DO THIS? WHY CAN’T YOU DO THAT?” PERRY: RIGHT. WHY CAN’T YOU GET A SECOND JOB TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY? JUDGE: HOLD ON A SECOND. I MEAN, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND HOW HER DAUGHTER IS 24 YEARS OLD… HUUS: RIGHT. JUDGE: SHE HAS TWO KIDS. HUUS: RIGHT. JUDGE: AND YOU ALL ARE BEING EVICTED ON FRIDAY AND WILL HAVE NO PLACE TO LIVE. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY SHE’D BE A LITTLE UPSET, CAN’T YOU? HUUS: YEAH, I CAN SEE WHY SHE’S A LITTLE UPSET. JUDGE: OK, AND WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO IS HOLD THESE KIDS AGAINST HER IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING. THAT’S WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO. HUUS: AND I DON’T. PERRY: THEY HAVE TO REALIZE, I AM ON A FIXED INCOME. I HAVE A PLACE. I CAN’T HAVE ANYBODY ELSE LIVE WITH ME. PALMER: THE ONLY REASON WHY I WOULD ASK HER TO STAY WITH HER IS BECAUSE SHE IS THE ONLY PERSON IN THIS WORLD I HAVE. I HAVE NO OTHER FAMILY BESIDES THE MAN I’M WITH, AND THEN WHEN HE CAN’T PROVIDE BECAUSE HE ALSO HAS ANOTHER CHILD THAT HE TAKES CARE OF AS WELL ON TOP OF THAT, I ASK THE ONLY OTHER PERSON I HAVE. PERRY: ONLY THE THING IS HE IS NOT TAKING CARE OF THAT OTHER CHILD EITHER. HUUS: I PAY CHILD SUPPORT, YOUR HONOR. JUDGE: SO ARE YOUR WAGES BEING GARNISHED, SIR? HUUS: YES. JUDGE: OK. THEY DON’T COME AND GARNISH YOUR WAGES UNLESS YOU’RE NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT, SO AT SOME POINT YOUR WAGES STARTED BEING GARNISHED FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT. HOW MUCH ARE THEY TAKING OUT A MONTH? HUUS: RIGHT. HOW MUCH THEY TAKE OUT A MONTH? JUDGE: YES. HUUS: 450. JUDGE: OVER THE LAST 3 MONTHS, YOU SAY YOU’VE GIVEN YOUR DAUGHTER OVER $1,800 IN CASH. DO YOU HAVE PROOF OF THAT? PERRY: YES, MA’AM, I DO. JUDGE: MAY I SEE IT, PLEASE? AND YOU SAY THAT THIS WAS…NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU EVER PROMISED TO PAY IN ANY SPECIFIC… PALMER: RIGHT. JUDGE: …PERIOD OF TIME, BUT IT WAS YOUR INTENTION TO PAY YOUR MOTHER BACK? PALMER: I WANTED TO PAY HER BACK, OF COURSE, BUT IF I COULDN’T, I NEVER EXPECTED IT TO COME TO THIS. JUDGE: WHAT WAS THE CONVERSATION WHEN YOU GAVE HER THIS MONEY? WHAT WAS THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU WITH RESPECT TO THE MONEY? PERRY: WELL, WE HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS. THE FIRST ONE I SAT DOWN WITH BOTH OF THEM. SHE HAD FOUND A LITTLE CAR, AND SHE NEEDED A CAR, SO SHE ASKED ME FOR $950 TO GO BUY THIS LITTLE USED CAR. I GAVE IT TO HER. SHE WENT TO GO BUY THE CAR. THE GUY HAD SOLD IT, SO INSTEAD OF GIVING ME THE MONEY BACK, SHE USED IT. PALMER: ON BILLS. JUDGE: WHAT WAS THE CONVERSATION? DID YOU PROMISE THAT YOU WOULD PAY HER BACK? PALMER: I TOLD HER I’D GIVE HER WHAT I COULD WHEN I COULD. IT WASN’T NEVER, EVER ANYTHING SET IN STONE. IT WAS NEVER WROTE DOWN, NOTHING LIKE THAT. JUDGE: IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WRITTEN DOWN FOR IT TO BE AN AGREEMENT. IT CAN BE ORALLY. PERRY: AND THAT’S NOT TRUE. WE HAD A PLAN. YOU KNOW, I DIDN’T EXPECT, YOU KNOW, $100 A MONTH FROM THEM KNOWING THE SITUATION. I JUST WANTED THEM TO PAY THE MINIMUM PAYMENTS TO GET IT PAID OFF. PALMER: AND WHEN SHE CAME WITH US, THE FIRST PAYMENT, AND HE HAD JUST LOST HIS JOB, WE WEREN’T ABLE TO– PERRY: HE DIDN’T JUST LOSE HIS JOB. HE QUIT HIS JOB. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WAS ACTUALLY AT HER HOUSE THAT DAY. JUDGE: WHAT DID HE TELL YOU? PERRY: HE WAS WORKING THROUGH A TEMP SERVICE, AND HE FOUND A BETTER DEAL, A JOB UNDER THE TABLE, PAID HIM MORE MONEY, SO HE CALLED THEM AND LITERALLY QUIT. JUDGE: WHAT WAS THE BETTER JOB THAT HE TOLD YOU ABOUT? PERRY: IT WAS ANOTHER PHYSICAL LABOR TYPE OF POSITION GETTING $500 A WEEK WITH NO TAXES OR ANYTHING TAKEN OUT. JUDGE: IS THAT TRUE, YOU WERE GOING TO BE PAID IN CASH? HUUS: YES. NOW, THE THING WAS THIS. I DIDN’T QUIT MY JOB. I HAD–MY ASSIGNMENT WAS OVER. I WAS TELLING HER ‘CAUSE SHE HAD HAPPENED TO COME DOWN FOR THE WEEKEND TO VISIT THE KIDS, THE ONE OF MAYBE 3 TIMES SINCE THEY’VE BEEN ALIVE. I HAD OTHER OPTIONS THAT I WAS LOOKING INTO… PERRY: YOU’RE SO FULL OF IT. HUUS: …THAT I WAS LOOKING INTO AND THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS PAYING CASH, CONSTRUCTION-TYPE JOB THAT I WAS GOING TO LOOK INTO AS FAR AS GETTING MONEY BACK FLOWING INTO THE HOUSE. JUDGE: AND THAT HASN’T WORKED OUT? HUUS: THAT DIDN’T WORK OUT. JUDGE: OK. PERRY: IF HE HAD A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, MAYBE IT WOULD WORK OUT A LITTLE BETTER. PALMER: OK, SO WE MADE MISTAKES WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER– PERRY: BUT NEITHER ONE OF ‘EM HAVE IT. HUUS: RIGHT. YOU KNOW, JUST BECAUSE OF A MISTAKE YOU MADE WHEN YOU WERE 18 YEARS OLD DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULD BE JUDGED NOW BECAUSE OF HOW YOU THOUGHT THEN. JUDGE: WELL, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. HUUS: DO PEOPLE CHANGE? JUDGE: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET A G.E.D. OR DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO OR GET AN EDUCATION TO IMPROVE UPON YOUR OWN LIVES, SO IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR THAT IF THAT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO PURSUE. ANNOUNCER: COMING UP ON “JUDGE FAITH,” FAITH GIVES A PIECE OF HER MIND. PALMER: SHE’S NOT THE PERSON THAT YOU THINK SHE IS. SHE DOES GET MONEY OTHER PLACES. JUDGE: SHE DOESN’T NEED HER MONEY IS WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. PALMER: IT’S NOT THAT SHE DOESN’T NEED HER MONEY. I KNOW–I KNOW THAT SHE NEEDS HER MONEY. HUUS: SHE SHOULD HELP. JUDGE: SHE GETS $950 A MONTH. IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT IS LIVING AT THE POVERTY LEVEL. YOU UNDERSTAND? PALMER: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: AND SHE’S GIVEN YOU ALL OF THIS MONEY TO HELP TAKE CARE OF YOU AND YOUR KIDS. ANNOUNCER: PLAINTIFF SHELLY PERRY SAYS THE MONEY SHE GAVE TO HER DAUGHTER AND BOYFRIEND WAS A LOAN. DEFENDANTS KAYLA PALMER AND JASON HUUS SAY THE MONEY WAS A GIFT AND THEY OWE MOM NOTHING. JUDGE: WHAT’S YOUR MONTHLY INCOME, MA’AM? PERRY: UNDER $700 A MONTH. AUDIENCE: [MURMURING] PERRY: I PAY MY RENT. I HAVE A CAR PAYMENT. JUDGE: DO YOU LIVE BY YOURSELF? PERRY: I LIVE BY MYSELF, MM-HMM. I PAY MY CABLE, MY PHONE. I PAY– PALMER: SHE ALSO GETS MONEY FROM HER EX-HUSBAND AND MY GRANDFATHER AND EVERYTHING ELSE. PERRY: I GET 250 FROM MY EX-HUSBAND FOR A PROPERTY SETTLEMENT THROUGH OUR DIVORCE. JUDGE: SO ONLY ABOUT 950 A MONTH? PERRY: RIGHT. JUDGE: AND HOW ARE YOU ALL SUPPORTING YOURSELF RIGHT NOW? ARE YOU ON ANY KIND OF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE? PALMER: I RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS TO HELP BUT THAT’S IT. JUDGE: PRIOR TO THIS 2-3 WEEK PERIOD OF YOU BEING OUT OF WORK, WHAT WERE YOU MAKING A WEEK? HUUS: I WOULD WANT TO SAY MAYBE 250 A WEEK. JUDGE: SO AT SOME POINT YOUR WAGES STARTED BEING GARNISHED FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT. HOW MUCH ARE THEY TAKING OUT A MONTH? HUUS: 450 FOR ONE CHILD. PALMER: YEAH, THAT HE DOESN’T EVEN GET TO SEE. PERRY: THAT HAS NOT BEEN FOR THE PAST YEAR. HUUS: NO, I DON’T GET TO SEE HIM, BUT THAT’S STILL MY RESPONSIBILITY. JUDGE: AND WHY DON’T YOU GET TO SEE YOUR CHILD? HUUS: THAT’S BECAUSE I DON’T LIVE AROUND HIM. I LIVE 10 HOURS AWAY. JUDGE: OK, SO THAT’S A CHOICE THAT YOU MADE TO LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE, RIGHT? AND YOUR MOTHER IS HERE. SHE GETS $950 A MONTH. IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT IS LIVING AT THE POVERTY LEVEL. YOU UNDERSTAND? PALMER: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: AND SHE’S GIVEN YOU ALL OF THIS MONEY TO HELP TAKE CARE OF YOU AND YOUR KIDS. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT SHE SAID TO YOU IN COURT TODAY? PALMER: SHE’S NOT THE PERSON THAT YOU THINK SHE IS. SHE DOES GET MONEY OTHER PLACES. SHE’S NOT– JUDGE: I’M NOT ASKING YOU ABOUT WHAT OTHER SOURCES OF INCOME SHE HAS. I’M ASKING YOU ABOUT WHAT SHE HAS DONE FOR YOU TO BRING YOU TO THIS PLACE TODAY. PALMER: SHE HAS HELPED US OUT. SHE’S HELPED US OUT QUITE A FEW TIMES, BUT SHE DOES HAVE OTHER SOURCES, OTHER PEOPLE, THAT’S WHY I FEEL LIKE IT’S ALMOST LIKE OK– JUDGE: SO SHE DOESN’T NEED HER MONEY IS WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. PALMER: IT’S NOT THAT SHE DOESN’T NEED HER MONEY. I KNOW–I KNOW THAT SHE NEEDS HER MONEY. JUDGE: BE QUIET. HUUS: SHE SHOULD HELP. PERRY: SEE? THAT– HUUS: SHE SHOULD HELP. JUDGE: NO, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. HUUS: ARE THESE NOT HER GRANDKIDS? ARE THEY NOT YOUR GRANDCHILDREN? JUDGE: SIR, SIR, LET ME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU. YOU ARE A 34-YEAR-OLD GROWN MAN. HERE’S A NEWS FLASH: NO ONE ELSE WAS PUT ON THIS EARTH TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! AUDIENCE: [APPLAUSE] JUDGE: SO I DON’T WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK SHE SHOULD DO. THERE IS NOTHING THAT SHE SHOULD BE DOING FOR YOU. HUUS: RIGHT. WELL, LET ME REPHRASE. IT SHOULDN’T BE “SHE SHOULD,” BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE A PROBLEM IF SHE DOES. JUDGE: AND IT HASN’T BEEN A PROBLEM, SIR. APPARENTLY IT HAS NOT BEEN A PROBLEM. WHAT’S YOUR COUNTER CLAIM ABOUT? HUUS: EMOTIONAL DISTRESS. SHE CALLS ME NAMES. AUDIENCE: [LAUGHTER] HUUS: SHE CALLS ME NAMES. EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER. JUDGE: HOW HAS SHE DEFAMED YOUR CHARACTER? HUUS: PERFECT EXAMPLE IS RIGHT HERE. JUDGE: NO, NO. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT– THIS IS COURT. TELL ME WHAT SHE’S DONE TO DEFAME YOUR CHARACTER. HUUS: PERFECT EXAMPLE IS, “OH, YOU CAN’T FIND A JOB.” THAT’S TALKING DOWN ON ME. SHE CALLED THE POLICE ONE NIGHT BECAUSE SHE HAD FELL ASLEEP AND DIDN’T ANSWER THE PHONE. YOU KNOW, THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN BECAUSE I GOT WITH HER DAUGHTER AND WE HAD A PLANNED PREGNANCY AND I HAVEN’T HAD THE MONEY FOR A DIVORCE, BUT I’M STILL A FATHER WHO STAYED WITH TWO CHILDREN, STRUGGLING, BEING THERE FOR HER DAUGHTER WHEN SHE WASN’T FOR 4 YEARS. WE CAME TO HER FOR HELP HERE AND THERE, BUT I’M THE ONE WHO HAS TAKEN CARE OF HER DAUGHTER FOR THE 4 YEARS AND– JUDGE: YOU’RE NOT TAKING CARE OF HER. YOU’RE BEING EVICTED ON FRIDAY, SO YOU’RE NOT DOING A GREAT JOB. HUUS: OK, WELL, I MEAN, SOMETIMES THINGS DO COME AN END, BUT WHAT CAN I DO? ME AND HER ARGUE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THAT’S HER MOTHER. IT CAUSES ME LOSS OF SLEEP. PERRY: IF ANYTHING, THE EMOTIONAL DISTRESS IS ON ME, NOT ON THEM. AUDIENCE: [APPLAUSE] ANNOUNCER: AND NOW JUDGE FAITH RULES. JUDGE: IN THESE CASES, WHENEVER I HAVE FAMILIES COME IN AND THE ISSUE IS WHETHER SOMETHING IS A LOAN OR A GIFT OR WHAT THE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WRITING, BUT THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS STILL THE SAME. YOU STILL HAVE TO COME IN AND PROVE TO ME THAT THESE ITEMS WERE A LOAN, AND WHAT I FIND IS A LOT OF THE THINGS SHE’S LISTED WERE INCIDENTAL EXPENSES, GROCERIES, UTILITY BILLS. I FIND THAT SOME OF THOSE THINGS OBVIOUSLY YOU WERE DOING TO HELP YOUR DAUGHTER AS ANY MOTHER WOULD DO. PERRY: RIGHT. JUDGE: BUT SHE HAS ADMITTED THAT SOME OF THESE ITEMS WERE IN FACT LOANS THAT SHE PROMISED TO REPAY YOU. PERRY: RIGHT. JUDGE: ON YOUR COUNTER CLAIM FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER, SIR, THIS SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE TO YOU, ZERO. AUDIENCE: [APPLAUSE] JUDGE: FOR EMOTIONAL DAMAGE… FOR EMOTIONAL DAMAGE, ZERO. AUDIENCE: [LAUGHTER] JUDGE: LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. I UNDERSTAND YOU MAY HAVE HAD YOUR FEELINGS HURT, BUT THAT IS NOT DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER, YOU UNDERSTAND? HUUS: OK. JUDGE: ALL RIGHT, YOU SEEM TO WANT TO COME INTO COURT AND YOU WANT TO GET A PAT ON THE BACK FOR DOING WHAT YOU’RE– HUUS: NO, I’M JUST STATING FACTS. JUDGE: NO. I DON’T WANT YOU TO INTERRUPT ME RIGHT NOW, NO. YOU SEEM TO WANT TO GET A PAT ON THE BACK FOR DOING THE THINGS YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO ANYWAY AS A DECENT HUMAN BEING AND AS A FATHER. SO YOU DON’T GET EXTRA CREDIT FOR DOING THE THINGS THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO ANYWAY. BUT I DO KNOW ONE THING: BASED ON WHAT YOU SAID TODAY, PUTTING ASIDE EVERYTHING SHE SAID, BASED ON WHAT YOU SAID TODAY, I’M TELLING YOU YOU NEED TO DO BETTER, SO STOP MAKING EXCUSES. AUDIENCE: [APPLAUSE] JUDGE: LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, MA’AM. I’M JUST GOING TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE PIECE OF ADVICE BECAUSE THESE ARE PERSONAL CHOICES. YOU’RE A GROWN WOMAN. YOU’RE 24 YEARS OLD. THESE ARE THE CHOICES THAT YOU’RE MAKING, BUT I’M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW IF HE WANTED TO BE DIVORCED AND MARRY YOU, HE’D DO IT. I’M NOT WISHING DOOM ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP, BUT WHEN HE’S GONE, MOM IS GOING TO BE THE ONE THAT’S GOING TO BE THERE. LIKE YOU SAID, SHE’S THE ONLY ONE YOU HAVE. THAT’S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT. AUDIENCE: [APPLAUSE] JUDGE: ALL RIGHT? JUDGMENT IN THIS CASE IS FOR THE PLAINTIFF. $1,854.29 IN THE UNPAID LOANS. I’M ORDERING YOU TO PAY HER BACK THAT MONEY. JUDGMENT FOR THE PLAINTIFF. GOOD LUCK. AUDIENCE: [APPLAUSE] ANNOUNCER: IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS A DISPUTE, DON’T TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS, LET JUDGE FAITH RULE ON IT FOR YOU. TO SUBMIT YOUR CASE, GO TO JUDGEFAITH.COM AND TELL US YOUR STORY.

100 thoughts on “Judge Faith – Mommy Money (Season 1: Episode #97)

  1. Both are full of excuses why they are bums. She has 2 kids with a married man. Who has kids and doesn't pay for them either . Mom owes you nothing.

  2. C'mon girl, open your eyes and get this loser out of your life. You will never be able to provide a good life for your children as long as you are with this guy. You call him a man but he doesnt know what a man even is. A man quote unquote provides for his family period.

  3. Stop giving her money for anything mom. She does not appreciate it, she feels like its owed to her. You can take her to court for grandparents rights to see your grandchildren. You dont have to pay this so called mans bills. He needs to grow some balls and do what a real man does. If that's dig ditches, wash cars or whatever else as long as it's legal then do it to support your family. Dont keep making excuses for your lazy ass.

  4. MOM, CHECK IT OUT. YOU DONT LIKE THIS LOSER RIGHT. STOP PAYING FOR ANYTHING NOT EVEN A LOAF OF BREAD AND HE WILL LEAVE SO FAST IT WILL MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN.

  5. Whenever they have a counter suit ( in whatever thousands of dollars) made of only…"emotional distress, defamation of character, I got a bad feeling about this etc…" They shouldn't get it at all & they should (usually) lose that case…

  6. Idk if it's the immigrant child in me but the thought of me (20+) asking my parents for a penny makes me want to cry infact I feel guilty that I'm in a transitional stage and I can't help them out more I can't wait to get a stable job so they can relax a little more.

  7. My aunt told me never to lend money to family because it causes problems if they don't pay it back. She said to give money if I can afford it but never to lend it. I have stood by those words and we have helped all of our children financially without expecting to be repaid. To me, that's what parents do, but in this case that man is not supporting his family and he expects her mother to support them. It's wrong that he takes her for granted and I would draw the line with a man like that. We give because we want to, not because it's expected of us….that's the difference.

  8. If you are blessed to have a parent or parents who is able and willing to help you financially in times of need then you do EVERYTHING in your power to repay that money, even if it's 100 a month, $20/week, etc. Show your appreciation. The majority of people aren't blessed the way you are. That woman needs to tell that asshole to stay out of it and keep his mouth shut. He has no business interjecting his immature, self centered opinions. Open Mouth and Remove ALL Doubt.

  9. The man would walk away if the mother stops feeding them. I like to know what goes on behind the scenes since after this case. 🙄🙄

  10. That girl with heart disease is full of shit. My husband has had a pacemaker since he was 3 weeks old and had open heart surgery in August. He went back to work last month.

  11. So let me get this straight he is bragging about raising a child that isn’t his but then not paying child support for the child that is his

  12. If you ask someone a question and they repeat the question bf answering the question, they're likely prepping a lie to tell

  13. This guy is a f’n bum and the daughter should be embarrassed. It’s disgusting how entitled he feels to someone else’s money.

  14. She's a dumb b** for being with a guy who has no job who the hell does this guy think he is telling his girlfriend what to do with her mother he is disgusting he needs his ass beat men like that never amount to Nothing in life

  15. Deadbeat man who thinks pwople owe him because he to lazy work..DAUGHTER is a spoiled brat with 2 kids who needs work to ..mom has a income of around 1000.00 a month and they want her let them move in and pay their bills.

  16. Why are u begging and u have a man? I seriously hope the mom doesn't let her stay in her home. Make her go to a shelter and grow up.

  17. Man is still married, gets with a 20 yr old girl while he's 10 yrs OLDER THAN HER, takes money from her mom, QUITS HIS JOB, doesn't divorce his WIFE, doesn't pay CHILD SUPPORT, makes this lady have ANOTHER KID cause he's jealous… and they're blaming her ma?

  18. The daughter should get her GED and then do online college or something. Community college would give her financial aid and stuff. Especially since it appears she's on SSI, has kids, etc. At the very least she would learn some stuff and get a little extra income. Hopefully when the kids are older and in school she can attend community college in person and see that she can be better. I can relate to her situation because I have an unknown condition on top of something called BORS ( Branchioorenal syndrome) that affects my kidneys and made me profoundly hard of hearing. I also have Arnold Chiari malformation. The undiagnosed condition gives me severe body pain all over, makes me throw up a lot, I've lost a ton of weight because its hard to eat, I'm bedridden, I get fevers every day, etc. Doctors have countless tests and they can't figure it out and I also get sick with infections easily. I get recurring MRSA, I almost died from sepsis one time. I get shingles, gastrointestinal infections (I was on the brink of death with one of those stomach infections too) and im basically just trying to distract myself and cope until the final wave hits me and I don't come to shore. Anyways, before I became bedridden I went to community college in person, Now I do it online so in case one day I miraculously get better I can achieve my dream of being a kindergarten teacher. Maybe if I get better I won't get infectious illnesses and I wont be a risk to kids. Im 24 and Ive been sick since I was 10-11 but got REALLY sick when I was 18, so Im not holding my breath. ANYWAYS, RANT OVER.

  19. That dude is a controlling ahole.
    They’re both entitled awful people. I feel sorry for the mom, and the two little boys!

    I want to take my ex on this show – so similar to the dude here! He needs to hear some true faith realism!

  20. the poor mom at the end, she has no reaction about receiving less, or getting validated, she just seems so worn down and just wants her daughter to realize that this is not for her and she should strive for something better, or if she wants him so bad and he want her so bad she should realize that she has to make things work, they BOTH should try, and if her heart condition is really bad or even if its because she wants the be a stay at home mom, he should be the one supporting them not her mom.

  21. Another kid that thinks her mom is a atm..bank machine..

    herboyfriend she needs to get rid of..he's 34 .your 24..look at the last 4 year's of hell your going through plus more to come..and getting evicted on top!

    what ever made you think to produce a baby with this man when he already has a child hes not looking after..that's a dead beat dad…refused to look after till he was placed on child support…

    kick him to the crub. .. learn to co-perent with both of your children's father's..put them both on child support..

    your running your mother down in court..for what…HIM..grow up
    where is the child support from your first childs father..and why is he not helping you!! Whos stopping him..

    Lesson learned..dont play wifely dutys at girlfriend prices..

  22. I have never heard before in my life the "n" word until I moved to USA.
    Do you know that the word "black" in Italian is "negro"? The root is Latin and we used it in Greek too. It is insulting to call someone "black" instead of "negro".

  23. He's just bone idle lazy and doesn't want to get off his arse and work. Wants money for doing nothing.. Aye wouldn't we all like to do that, but most folk have morals and know we have to work for a living.

  24. i can only imagine how she must have treated her poor mother after losing this case. if shes willing to hold her own kids over her mothers head then she has some pretty rough karma coming her way… good god. as a mother myself this turns my stomach.

  25. That a real deadbeat boyfriend who want to live on tax payers money… I wish to have 5 minutes alone with him…

  26. Brooo judge should have straight up said it doesn’t matter if her mothers a millionaire! She worked for what she has! She doesn’t owe you shit. She didn’t sleep around and get pregnant ugh. So entitled it’s disgusting

  27. I understand the moms problems but she doesn’t need to tell their story for them and embarrass them she wants her to grow up so bad don’t tell her story. Not everybody needs to know she went through a traumatic experience at a young age.

    He is horrible though.

  28. He looks like a cockroach, has a "Character" like a Locust. If he can't get any more Money from that Family, he moves on. Period.

  29. The daughter needs a wake up call – two children by a guy who is not bothered to get divorced and having to get money from her Mommy to survive is not a sucessful life. The boyfriend is just a taker but the daughter is so smug I want to slap her.

  30. "If my daughter or son needed somethin' I wouldn't say 'Hey, this is a loan. You will pay it back."

    No. You'd say "Go ask Grandma, I'm broke."

  31. Fuck this. I am a 29 year old woman with a heart disease, I already have a pacemaker and have gone through open heart surgery. I am currently on the waiting list for a heart transplant. Stop complaining. Sounds like her mom loves her and she's making dumb decisions.

  32. Dang that’s a hard 34! Geesh n it’s not cause he’s white. Homeboy looks 54 (exaggeration but u get the point)

  33. "She makes 950 dollars a month. In this country, that's living at the poverty level."

    "I understand."

    No you don't if you keep bringing up how she gets extra from pops and ex husband.

  34. I wonder if judge faith looks back on her judgements and wonders, hmm, maybe I’ve been a little bit off.

    Cause I see a few things that stood out to me.

    The mother explained, quite sussinctly that no, she actually wouldn’t take her daughter in, so no, when her daughter relationship is over, Mum won’t be there.

    Second, people go out of work, when you are living hand to mouth with a sick person in the medical climat of America, things, like being homeless becomes a very quick possibility and when you are behind on bills, you’re not going to fork out $150, for the sake of a piece of paper. Not to mention, divorces are not that cheap, there’s a lot too it. She’s a judge, she should know that.

    I personally don’t like his attitude towards the situation. No, he shouldn’t expect the money from his mil, but I also think the judge, took that and ran with it and judged him harshly due to that. I personally don’t think the mother was 100% innocent in this AT ALL.

    Money does not come easy to everyone. He does deserve some credit. I just found this judgement extremely biased. Little to no delving into the mothers character, but a hell of a character assassination from one person.

  35. Judge Faith offers some sage advice for the young lady. I really hope she listens. Too many have had to come back to Mama hat in hand from trying their best to prove her wrong. The only reason the Mom is there is because she loves her daughter. She said all those things in a public forum, not to humiliate the man, but as a way for her child to absorb the severity of the situation. It's been said a million times, and it's true. No one loves you like your Mother. No one. And a good Mother is always there to kiss your wounds and make it all better. I'm not stating what I heard, I'm stating what I know. I love you, Mommy. I've been blessed by Almighty GOD to have you in my life. Rest in Peace, Lady.

  36. Selfish ass bitch and I am only speaking to daughters man and the daughter grow the hell up that's NO man its a boy in a grown mans body

  37. So he's a unemployed bum. Who has a child with the girl who has no job.they are going be homeless and he expects her mom to support them. Both of them need get off their poor me wheel and get jobs and pay their own bills he's suing for defamation of his character. You don't have a character to defame

  38. What female in her right mind would want do be with that smirking, jerking creep of a man!?! Yuck! Maybe hearing the entire room of people laughing at him maybe will give her a wake-up call?

  39. How much you want to bet this mother will cough up more money to her daughter next time the daughter comes crying? She will never stop and the daughter will never learn because she doesn't have to. Meanwhile, the boyfriend will smile with a smugness only the deadbeats can afford.

  40. TOO PROUD JUST BECAUSE SHE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A DEADBEAT, SHE IS DUMB DOING HER MOTHER LIKE THAT, SOUNDS STUPID TRYING TO SUE HER MOTHER

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