Many single Washington parents rely on child support from their ex-spouses. These payments can often help ends meet when it comes to making purchases for the needs of their children. If child support payments are not being made, however, parents could face considerable difficulties in making sure that their children receive what they need in order to thrive.
It was recently reported that a case of non-payment involved a man from another state. The man had been required to pay $216 in child support per week since his divorce in 2007. However, he had apparently not been making the proper payments for more than three years, and he eventually failed to make payments at all, reportedly stopping payments in 2012. At that time, he already owed more than $60,000 in support.
In addition to not making payments, the man had moved to a different state. Under federal law, it is illegal for a parent to reside in a different state from their children if the parent owes over $10,000 in child support. Apparently at the time of the man's arrest, he owed more than $90,000 in support. He recently pleaded guilty to those allegations.
Dealing with issues concerning child support may not always be easy, and as this incidents shows, legal action may result. In addition to criminal action, there are legal options that may be able to help parents receive the payments to which they are entitled. Therefore, if Washington parents are supposed to be receiving support payments and those payments are not being made, they may wish to learn more about their predicament in order to determine how to potentially handle the situation.
Source: bangordailynews.com, "Florida man pleads guilty to not paying $90,000 in child support", Judy Harrison, Sept. 16, 2015