Rapper DMX Settles back Child Support Case

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Child Support on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Child support help is available for parents on either side of a child support dispute.

The back child support dispute between rapper DMX and the mother of his 11-year old child was recently settled. Though reports were that the child support dispute was based on 10 years of unpaid child support totaling $1 million, the amount of the settlement was not immediately known. Because of the child support case against him, the rapper's passport was denied and he was unable to travel abroad to perform. Now that the child support case has been settled, the rapper is appearing in overseas performances.

When facing challenges making monthly child support payments, it is best not to fall into a pattern of delinquent payments. Penalties for failure to make child support payments according to a child support agreement can be severe. Penalties can include the withholding, or garnishing, of income; interception of tax refunds; liens on property belonging to the non-paying parent; suspension of driver's or occupational licenses; the denial of a passport by the State Department; and, in extreme cases, jail time.

Those seeking to collect child support due under a support agreement have help under the Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984. The law empowers governments to help with the collection of child support. Additionally, legal options, such as a child support modification, exist and may be possible for parents struggling to make required child support payments under a child support agreement.

Regardless of which side a child support dispute a parent is on, the legal process for the collection and determination of child support may be able to help. A trained family law attorney can help represent the interests of parents in either circumstance to achieve the best possible resolution in the circumstances.

Source: The Boom Box, "DMX Resolves Child Support Case with One of His Baby Mamas," Trent Fitzgerald, Dec. 29, 2013

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