Simone Spence

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Born (1968-02-27) February 27, 1968 (age 55)
Manhattan, NY, USA
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBA (Communications)
Alma materNew York Institute of Technology
  • Author
  • Entrepreneur
  • Advocate

Simone Spence (born February 27, 1968) is an American author, entrepreneur, and child support enforcement advocate. Spence's work focuses on creating a pathway to economic justice by supplying tools to mothers to collect unpaid child support. She has written three books on the subject. She founded a technology company, Don't Get Mad Get Paid.


Early life

Spence was born in Manhattan. She lived in the Bronx until she was about 8 years old. Then her family moved to Long Island where she spent most of her childhood and early adulthood. Since 2013 she has lived in New Orleans, LA.

She earned a BA, Communications from New York Institute of Technology


After personal experience with a child support-collection problem, Spence began consulting with moms on how to gather the proper paperwork to collect their child support. As a consultant for more than 20 years, she personally helped more than 10k women to collect over $15M by drawing upon her experience and honing her expertise of navigating the complex child support enforcement system to create a system that produced results.

Spence founded Don’t Get Mad Get Paid,[1] a tech company in 2017. Don’t Get Mad Get Paid is a nationwide service that automates the search for the non-custodial parent that owes child support. It also generates the state-specific paperwork needed by the custodial parent to collect the back child support that they are owed.

Published works

(1999) 1-800-Deadbeat

(2002) Deadbeats

(2014) Deadbeat vs. Deadbroke

Honours, decorations, awards and distinctions

1995 Pioneer Woman of the Year award presented by Hon Wm Patrick Schuber

2002 State of NJ Proclamation presented by Gov Jim McGreevey

2006 State of NJ Proclamation presented by Gov Jon Corzine

2019 IdeaX Accelerator

2019 Emerge Tech Accelerator

2019 Techstars Accelerator


  1. "Meet 7 Black Women Entrepreneurs Who Run Successful Businesses You Need To Know About. (2019)". Essence. 2019-12-16.

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