After having children, parents face a multitude of responsibilities that they likely did not have before. Even if parents are no longer together, obligations in the form of child support often result in continued responsibilities. However, some parents may fall behind on support, and such situations can have negative impacts for everyone involved.
California residents may be interested in a child support case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that authorities are working to locate a man who has accumulated a substantial amount of unpaid support. The missed payments total over $84,000 and are owed with regard to seven children. The children's ages range from 11 to 25 years old. The back payments have accrued over the course of at least 15 years.
Felony charges were filed against the man recently, but so far, he has not been located. Cases in which parents do not make payments often lead to custodial parents struggling to make ends meet when it comes to caring for their kids. Additionally, individuals who do not make payments could face serious jail time and other repercussions.
If California residents are facing difficulties relating to child support, they may want to look into their legal options. Parents who need payments may be able to take action in hopes of obtaining those payments, or parents who are struggling to pay may wish to seek formal modifications to their support agreements that could potentially help them stay on track. In either scenario, speaking with experienced family law attorneys could help individuals better understand what options could work to make their situations more manageable.
Source: news9.com, "Authorities Search For Metro Man Who Owes $84K In Child Support", Adrianna Iwasinski, Feb. 17, 2017