When a couple with children in the Morris County area splits up typically the parent who is the primary income-earner will be ordered to pay child support. Child support is a very serious matter. However, sometimes the parent who has been ordered to pay decides not to comply for a variety of possible reasons. If a person chooses not to pay court-ordered child support he or she could face serious consequences.
Officials recently arrested four people in Warren County for failure to pay child support. According to reports, one of the people arrested was a 50-year-old man who reportedly owes more than $107,000 in overdue child support payments. Another person arrested is a 35-year-old man who is just $3,600 behind in his court-ordered payments.
According to reports authorities arrested another person at a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. The 30-year-old woman owes less than $1,000 in child support. Lastly, officials arrested a 26-year-old man at his home for failure to pay $5,236 in child support. Although each of these four individuals owe much different amounts in back payments, each one of them will have to have a court appearance before being released.
As these arrests show, being behind on child support payments is serious. If you are having a hard time receiving child support payments, then you might want to speak with an experienced family law attorney who understands these kinds of situations. There are measures you and an attorney can take that might help get your non-compliant spouse to start making the necessary payments.
Source: Warren Reporter, “Four arrested for not paying child support, says Warren County Sheriff,” Oct. 3, 2014.