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.
Georgia law enforcement officials are sending a clear message to the state's divorced parents: pay your child support payments or expect trouble. State workers declared 2011 the year they will crack down on child support payment dodgers, and enforcement officials have shown that they mean business.
A Georgia man with a federal warrant for his arrest was taken into custody after Indiana State Police found him on Tuesday.
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.
People will do almost anything to make a buck.
Even in these tough economic times when everybody is struggling to make ends meet, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot takes child support collection seriously.
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.
Donald Bren's two adult children weren't happy about the child support payments that their father made to their mother on their behalf over the years. Those payments were not awarded by a family court, but, rather, were sent to their mother in an out-of-court agreement. The kids - now aged 22 and 18 - considered the amounts received as being woefully short of what they should have gotten, and they took the matter to a trial in Los Angeles in pursuit of retroactive support - a deficiency payment, essentially - that they believed constituted a more reasonable amount.
Apparently, some people will do just about anything to avoid paying child support, including adopting radical anti-government ideology that they say exempts them from the requirement to do so.