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State takes tax refund in error for non-payment of child support

Non-custodial parents who do not make the necessary support payments for their children are usually the ones who make the headlines. The public seems to find it less enthralling to read about a parent who has a stellar record in meeting his or her financial obligation. Pennsylvania parents may actually be interested to read about a man who has, in fact, paid child support for 17 years in providing for his son.

Mother fights for child custody for two daughters

When Pennsylvania parents separate, one of the biggest concerns is what will happen with the children. Some parents will go to extreme measures to ensure the other parent has as little contact with the children as possible. That is the case of two parents who came from two different states. The mother is waiting for a court in her home state to re-examine which state had jurisdiction over past child custody matters.

Man accused of forging papers to avoid paying child support

Whether the parents are married or not, both are obligated to financially support their children for 18 years, in most cases. When the noncustodial parent cannot pay court-ordered child support for some reason, seeking a formal modification should be the first step. However, some parents try to avoid making payments altogether. One Pennsylvania man apparently lied about injuries obtained in combat to avoid paying support and is now facing criminal charges.

Father's income not enough to pay child support

Some non-custodial parents in Pennsylvania know that there are months where it can be difficult to come up with the financial payments to support their children. Those who do not have a steady paycheck coming in on a regular basis may simply not have the money when child support payments come due, no matter how much they want to provide it. One man has been charged with criminal non-support for failing to make the child support payments for his 14-year-old daughter.

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