Even though splitting up can be very difficult on couples, when they have children it’s always a good sign when parents can put their children first. Sometimes, this can be difficult, especially when it pertains to child support. Even though in most cases parents want to do all they can for the children and see that their needs are met, in some cases, the non-custodial parent doesn’t pay court-ordered child support. Sometimes this happens because that parent can’t afford to make those payments. However, in other instances, he or she simply chooses not to. When a parent makes that decision, he or she could end up behind bars.
A young father, who actually told a reporter he couldn’t pay child support because he died in a car accident, has reportedly been ordered to spend some time behind bars. The man, who reportedly is unemployed and lives with his parents also recently managed to make a payment of more than $10,000 in overdue child support. According to reports, the man’s father gave him the money to make the payment.
However, despite paying the money, a judge has ordered the man to spend 60 days behind bars after he plead guilty to two charges of felony to pay child support. The judge also gave the man three years of probation as part of his sentence. Since his daughter was born in 2009, the man had only paid $100 in child support. He had even claimed that he was not able to work because he had become disabled in a car accident. However, investigators determined that that was not the case. Prosecutors even obtained videos of the man partying at nightclubs and had other videos and photographs of the man working out at the gym. He was also reportedly employed full time by his uncle at an automotive shop.
In this situation, it appears that this man was doing everything he could to avoid paying child support. It is always unfortunate when a parent puts his or her own interests over the needs of his or her child. If you are dealing with a parent who will not pay court-ordered child support, or any other kind of child support issue in Chicago, then please contact the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group today. You can reach us online by clicking here, or give us a call in Chicago at 312-445-8830.
This should only be considered as general information and is not intended to be legal advice. Contacting an attorney is always a good idea to help you decide what is best for you in your particular case and circumstances.
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