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Florida man goes to Jail for Failure to pay Child Support

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Child Support on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Using every available resource through the family law system can be important in child support situations. A Florida man recently turned himself in to authorities in New York for allegedly failing to pay in excess of $233,000 in child support. In response to a Family Court Order of Commitment, the 52-year old man turned himself in to officials. According to the order, the man must either serve 60 days in jail or pay the outstanding amount of child support he owes.

The man apparently decided he would turn himself in after learning he was being considered for further legal action for allegedly crossing state lines in disobedience of a child support order. Florida authorities also assisted in the investigation.

Child support orders and obligations cannot be ignored without serious consequences. When a parent is struggling to make required monthly child support payments, it is important to seek relief from the court, but to try to keep payments current in the meantime.

A parent struggling to make required child support payments can seek a child support modification from the court. If the parent has experienced a significant change in circumstances, a child support modification may be granted. Because child support enforcement consequences are serious, it is important to seek a modification before falling behind in payments.

Both parents paying child support and those collecting child support may experience difficulties along the way. Seeking the advice of an experienced Florida family law attorney can be the first step to getting those difficulties cleared up.

Source: Midhudsonnews.com, "Florida man turns himself him for failure to pay over $233,000 in child support," July 17, 2014

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