Pennsylvania parents may be interested in a case that involves the man considered by many to be the "taxi king" in a major city. He has been instructed to pay $25,000 each month in child support to the mother of his 18-month-old daughter. The man, through his taxi business, is worth $300 million. This child support amount may be temporary, however.
A recently filed child support lawsuit may be of interest to some Pennsylvania parents. The ex-wife and son of former Harlem Globetrotter, Meadowlark Lemon, are requesting $250,000 in back child support. The son is now 48 years of age.
People in Pennsylvania may be interested to learn of a child support case involving an unusual detail. A mother will be receiving child support for just one of her two-year-old twin daughters from the man who is the father of the child. It turns out that each twin has a different father. The father of the other girl was not acknowledged in a report on the case.
Pennsylvania residents may be interested in the case of a man who has been taken to court for child support for a child that is not even his. This is not the first time he has appeared before a judge in this matter. The total amount he is said to owe is $7,000 in overdue child support payments but, because of a disabling injury, he has not been able to pay.
Pennsylvania parents attempting to collect child support payments may be interested to learn of the collection efforts in another state. That state's Child Support Division of the Attorney General's Office has been active since 2003. Since that time, it has collected financial support owed for over 14,000 children.
There are some parents who will do anything to get out of paying child support. Pennsylvania parents may find it interesting that one father claimed he did not survive a car accident so that he would not have to make child support payments. He has been sentenced to a jail term of 60 days and three years of probation after entering a guilty plea for the felony counts against him for not helping to financially support a child he helped bring into the world.
A man who now lives in Pennsylvania owes thousands in back child support payments. He is facing a five-year period of probation, as well as having to pay the money he owes to the mother of the child. The ruling comes from a court in another state, as that is where he was living at the time of the original child support order.
The state of Pennsylvania considers texting to be a good thing, when it comes to child support that is. The state's Department of Human Services (DHS) uses text messages to remind parents when they may have missed a child support payment, to inform those in need of work of area job fairs and to provide other information that may be useful to the state's residents. This method of communication has proved successful and has increased child support collection by over 30 percent statewide.
There are many people who seek to be famous. However, one father became famous for reasons he probably did not want. Among local government employees, he is famous for not paying child support for 25 children, which is a significant number compared to most cases in Pennsylvania or in any other state.
When a parent does not pay child support, it can cause problems for the parents as well as the children. Some of the obvious legal complications include possible jail time as well as authorities seizing one's assets in order to fulfill child support obligations. For children in Pennsylvania, failing to pay child support can cause children to lack the essential financial support needed to help raise them. However, in a rare situation, one man who had grown up with his father not paying child support found himself in a legal complication because of this as an adult.