COVID-19 is an unprecedented health pandemic that has raised new concerns with many unexpected issues. One of those issues is child support. Many employers are struggling with problems resulting from the temporary Coronavirus crisis; however, those problems are causing permanent changes to their businesses. The effects on the company are in turn affecting the individual employees. Individuals are experiencing reduced income due to diminished hours at work, temporary layoffs, and, in some cases, termination of their employment position.
Readers in California may be interested to learn about the case of a so-called deadbeat parent. The man, who owed child support payments dating back to nearly his 1995 divorce recently pleaded guilty to avoiding the payments. He was arrested in Los Angeles after he re-entered the country last year.
Many readers in California may be familiar with the name of former football star Deion Sanders. The football player gained fame as a player with several teams in the NFL before becoming a well-known sports announcer. Now, he is making news due to his contentious divorce and a recent child support battle with his ex-wife.
As many of our readers in California know, child support payments are mandatory when they are ordered. When the non-custodial parent of a child fails to pay the child support that they owe, the result can be a financial hardship on the custodial parent working to raise the kids. In addition to this strain, the non-paying parent could face penalties for their actions that include fines and jail time.
California readers may be familiar with the story of a man who fathered 25 children in another state. Now the man is facing claims that he failed to pay his court-ordered child support to at least two of the 15 mothers of his children. In fact, the two women say, the father of their children owes them $27,000 and $36,000 respectively.