Every divorced parent in Pennsylvania should know there is an obligation for the noncustodial parent to financially support the children, even if visitation is limited or nonexistent. If court-ordered child support is not paid, wages are often garnished and made available to the custodial parent. One man owes nearly $60,000 in child support and may have to serve jail time if he does not pay.
Parents in Pennsylvania know their main job of raising their children takes a lot of sacrifice. When the two parents are no longer together, those sacrifices don't end. Child support, spending time as a new family unit and general availability to the kids at any time should always be priorities no matter the relationship between the former couple. Offset, a rapper with the group Migos, is being asked for additional child support from his former love interest, Justine Watson.
When a Pennsylvania marriage ends, there is often a court order for one parent to provide financial support for any children born as a result of the union. What is not always instructed, however, is the payment of spousal support. Should a former spouse not need financial assistance after the divorce, there is no such directive in the divorce agreement. David Hasselhoff and his ex-wife, Pamela Bach, are waging a legal battle against each other over spousal support.
The typical Pennsylvania divorced parents have entered into a child support agreement where the monthly payments by the noncustodial parent are enough to meet the basic needs of the child plus a little more, if his or her earnings allow. The support orders for highly-paid celebrities and others at the wealthy end of the financial spectrum often provide a substantially greater sum. Belkis Rodriguez, the former mistress to Miguel Cabrera and the apparent mother of two of his children is taking him back to court for an increase in the amount of child support he pays her each month.
Authorities in Pennsylvania as well as other states have begun cracking down on noncustodial parents who have not been paying child support. Even older cases have been revisited and offenders have not escaped retroactive action. A man was recently arrested for nonpayment of child support regarding his son, who is now 26 years old.
To many Pennsylvania parents who have gone through a divorce, child support is a necessity. There are some instances where a noncustodial parent is not able to comply with the child support orders set by the court, such as the loss of a job and therefore income. Former NBA player and coach, Derek Fisher has requested and received a reduction in child and spousal support.
When Pennsylvania residents think about what child support covers, they tend to think of anything a child may require while he or she is still a minor. However, court-ordered child support is set to only assist in paying for the necessities of the child -- in other words, food, clothing, shelter and medical expenses. With school starting all over the country, some may be surprised to learn that school-related costs do not fall under the necessities umbrella.
A Pennsylvania custodial parent knows how important it is to receive the necessary support for his or her children. In some cases, those child support payments can mean the child will get a nourishing meal every day, and in others, they can determine whether or not the child can participate in after-school activities or summer camp. The one-time mistress of NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire is seeking several things, including permanent child support for her daughter.
When the relationship between two Pennsylvania parents seems to be unpleasant, the child is often the one who suffers. When those parents are no longer together, the amount of child support the non-custodial parent should pay is an issue on which they usually disagree. A.B. Quintanilla, the brother of slain Tejano singer Selena, has been issued a bench warrant relating to a child support case.
When two Pennsylvania parents separate, the noncustodial parent is typically required to pay child support to ensure at least the basic needs of the child will continue to be met. Some of these parents refuse to pay the financial support, often causing the custodial parent to go to great lengths to secure the payments ordered by the court. One father has petitioned the court to eliminate the child support concerning his 14-year-old daughter.