When a couple divorces or separates, emotions can run high, especially when children are involved. It is not uncommon to hear about a parent in Morris County, New Jersey who tries to use his or her children to punish the other parent. This type of behavior is irresponsible and not only has the potential to do real damage to your children, but it also can get you in trouble with the law.
Charlie Sheen seems to be lashing out at his 43-year-old ex-wife Denise Richards after he said she refused to let him see their two daughters, especially during the holidays last year. He has reportedly stopped making the required $55,000 a month child support payment and is threatening to sell the home he bought for Richards and the girls. He purchased the home in 2011 as a way to have his 8- and 9-year-old girls closer to him.
Back in December, Sheen took to Twitter to complain against Richards for not letting him see the girls. She responded with requests for him to keep their private life out of the public eye. Richards is planning to take the 48-year-old actor to court for the child support he has not paid since January.
If you are having a difficult time collecting child support from an ex-spouse, or he or she has stopped paying altogether, you may consider talking with an attorney experienced in family law. A lawyer can go over your case with you and advise you on the best way to proceed in order to ensure that you are receiving the child support to which you are legally entitled.
Source: New York Daily News, “Charlie Sheen cutting off Denise Richards’ child support, threatening to sell house: report,” Chiderah Monde, Mar. 19, 2014