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Court: no right to an attorney in child support contempt hearings

If a noncustodial parent is either unwilling or unable to pay child support as ordered by the court, there are many potential consequences that can seriously affect a parent's life, such as taking away his or her driver's license or even a jail sentence for contempt under Georgia civil and family law. In most other situations where jail time is a possible consequence, the defendant has a right to an attorney under state and federal due process guarantees.

Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce in Georgia...again

When a couple is thinking about divorce, there are many factors that can motivate them to attempt to work out their problems and remain in their marriage, such as a mortgage, debt, or, most commonly, children. This may be what happened with NBA star Allen Iverson when his wife, Tawanna filed for divorce in Georgia, later dropped the divorce petition, and then decided to file again this week.

DeKalb Co. implements new program for deadbeat parents

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."

Schwarzenegger's love child: how much child support does he owe?

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to Maria Shriver, his wife of 25 years, that he fathered a child with a long-time housekeeper who served in the couple's home for over 20 years.

Connecticut assists inmates in managing child support obligations

Child support payments can be difficult to keep up with for many non-custodial parents. For parents who are incarcerated, child supports payments can not only be difficult, but an ever-growing burden about which they can do little to nothing.

Suit filed, argues "deadbeat parents" have right to an attorney, P.2

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.

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