Penalties for the failure of a parent to pay court-ordered child support payments can often be severe. Apart from potential criminal charges, states like California often have the ability to implement wage and bank account garnishments, retain state and federal tax return monies and even revoke or suspend a person's driving privileges. Some people feel that this is unnecessarily harsh and, in certain cases, may actually prohibit the party who is in arrears from paying their child support obligations.
Readers in California likely know that a record high Powerball jackpot was available recently. The $338 million prize was won by one man alone who is from another state. Now, just as the man began to enjoy his winnings, he faced a child support hearing relating to money that he was said to owe to a custodial parent.
Readers in California are likely familiar with the popular website Facebook. The social media website is used by millions of people to keep in contact with relatives and friends. One man, however, recently found that the site can also be used by official agencies, such as those tasked with investigating cases where back child support is owed.
California readers will likely recall the famed basketball career and media antics of Dennis Rodman. Rodman was a part of the NBA Bulls in the 1990s, a team that made many of the sports players famous. Now he is in the headlines for failing to pay child support to his former wife, Michelle Rodman.
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 California readers would likely agree that winning $10,000 at a local casino is a good thing. One man from another state recently learned that is not always the case. This is because he is said to owe the custodial parent of his child $6,000 in back child support payments.
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.
A man who is considered a hero to many for his efforts on behalf of 9/11 victims is now being accused of failing to pay his court-ordered child support. The man has worked to gain funds for survivors of the terrorist attack that took the lives of many from across the country. California residents may be interested to learn that now his children assert that he owes $81,421 in back child support payments.