While there can be many reasons behind a failure to pay child support, it is not a good situation to be in, either for the custodial parent or the non-custodial parent. In general, child support collection is taken very seriously and there are a number of possible consequences for what are termed "deadbeat parents."
In our last post, we began looking at a New York Times article detailing a lawsuit that was recently filed against the state of Georgia for maintaining a system of "debtor prisons" which incarcerate parents for their inability to pay child support.
A lawsuit was recently filed in Futon County Superior court against the state of Georgia for its failure to provide legal representation to parents being held in prison for failure to pay child support.
Georgia Judge John Simpson of Carroll County is, according to a recent Times-Georgian article, currently considering implementing a program to deal with the problem of nonworking fathers who are incarcerated for failing to pay child support.
In our last post, we noted the recent arrest of a Georgia man who fled to Indiana in order to avoid making child support payments. In that story, it wasn't clear how much child support the man had evaded.
In our previous post we began looking at the issue of deadbeat parents who are imprisoned for failure to pay child support. Increasingly, parents who have been incarcerated for not paying child support are filing motions requesting representation to ensure due process.
A recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution considered the issue of child support and the way the Georgia legal system treats parents who are unable to pay.
Child support - often a central component in a divorce settlement - can sometimes take a surreal twist in the aftermath of a separation, especially when the media gets hold of a story like the following, which is admittedly a bit sensational.