Toni Anderson is proof that it’s never too late to get what you’re owed.
The San Diego woman is ready to collect her earnings of $150,000 in back child support from ex-husband, Don Lenhart. A judge sided with Anderson, who raised their daughter on her own after Lenhert disappeared to Canada.
She was initially granted monthly payments of $210, then $160 until their daughter, Lane, was 18-years-old back in 1971. However, when Lenhert’s checks bounced, he followed by fleeing the country with a girlfriend, leaving his daughter to raise herself as her mom worked non-stop. After retiring 50 years later, Anderson looked up her ex and found that he’d been living the good life with a family of his own.
Seeing his beautiful house and boat struck a motion that brought her to the courts to file for the money she was owed all those years ago. What came as a surprise is that unpaid child support follows a 10% interest rate. That’s how Lenhert went from owing $30,000 to five times that amount!
Surprisingly, Lenhert was a good sport about everything when he got served. He admitted he was happy to give his ex-wife the money she deserved and “wishes her only the best in the future.”