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Man ordered to pay $53K in restitution for missed child support

Deciding how to support a child or multiple children can be an unpleasant but necessary settlement between parents. Often times, parents in California have to have the courts decide the proper course of action in providing for their children. Child support orders can ensure that minors are given financial stability even when both parents no longer reside in the same home. The orders are not foolproof, though, when the party ordered to pay the support does not.

In a recent case in a different state, a man failed to pay child support as ordered by the court for nearly ten years. Within the ten-year period, the father had bench warrants issued for him for failure to appear in court. He has had his driver's license suspended because of his missing support payments and other legal problems. Once law enforcement found him, the man was brought in front of a circuit court judge to face the ramifications.

The judge ruled that a five-year suspended prison sentence was fair in trade for $53,248.18 in restitution, which accounted for the total child support arrearages. The father, then, was placed on a five-year term of supervised probation. The court added in a $100.00 investigative fee.

Child support issues can create some very contentious situations in California. It is important for a child to have the support of both parents throughout childhood, even if the support is purely financial. When one parent does not properly abide by a court order, there is a high potential that a child could suffer. In these cases, the court may give out a stern punishment to the unresponsive party. Because child support only works if both parties are in compliance, experienced attorneys are available with much-needed assistance and support if one party is failing to obey a court order.

Source: hattiesburgamerican.com, "Pearl River County man ordered to pay $53,000 in back child support", March 14, 2018

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