Many parents fail to pay child support because they believe the penalties are minor. Most of the time, they avoid jail because it's useless to imprison someone instead of allowing that person to make money by working. However, the stakes are higher if someone has a professional license - such as a doctor - and the state revokes it. That was what recently happened to a Maryland doctor after he racked up more than $100,000 in delinquent payments.
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Maryland parents know that they must be able to financially support they have or they could face strict penalties from the court. In order to penalize those who do not pay child support payments as required, courts and child support agencies may garnish wages, intercept gambling winnings or even impose jail time. One Ohio man recently received an unusual punishment from the judge: no more children until he pays back the more than $96,000 that he already owes in child support.
Most of our Maryland readers probably know that child support is a financial obligation that millions of parents throughout the country depend on to help with the every day expenses involved in raising a child. But most people probably also know that there are many parents with an obligation to pay child support who do not do so in a timely manner. A recent report detailed just how extensive the problem is in America.
Most of the news stories our Maryland readers see that address child support situations usually cover celebrities either seeking thousands of dollars per month in child support or facing penalties because of a failure to pay child support. So, it is always good to see positive news coverage surrounding this difficult family law issue - like the report that the Child Support Enforcement Division of one Maryland county recently received an award from the state Department of Human Resources.
When our readers hear about a child support dispute, they probably think of a non-custodial parent paying late - or not at all. There can be many reasons that lead to issues with delinquent payments or failure to pay child support, especially with the national economy still stuck in such a stagnant state of growth. However, as suggested in a recent article, issues with child support can be approached in a much more conciliatory manner if the parent who is to receive the child support payments maintains some flexibility in the process.