There are some Pennsylvania non-custodial parents who struggle every paycheck even before deducting the amount, usually court-ordered, to an ex for financial support of their children. However, because of the level of care they have for their children, they know handing over that child support is of utmost importance. In recent news, a former basketball player for the NBA could face time in prison for not paying child support.
Some Pennsylvania single parents who need help in financially supporting their children may never get from an ex the money to which they are entitled. Some states require the child to be under 18 years of age for a parent to collect child support; however, there are those that have no statute of limitations and a parent can seek support at any time. One woman sought and received child support almost 50 years after her ex left her and their daughter.
Some non-custodial parents will do just about anything to get out of making support payments to an ex. Because of technology, however, it is not as easy as it may have been 20 or more years ago to escape paying spousal or child support. Pennsylvania parents may be interested in the report of a man who tried to evade his financial responsibilities of spousal and child support by changing his identity.
Most divorced parents in Pennsylvania know how important that regular support payment from an ex can be and what financial difficulty it can mean when it is not received. There are numerous methods by which a noncustodial parent can pay the child support needed to ensure the child has food, clothing, shelter and medical necessities. One father will be serving a prison sentence after not paying child support for many years.
Making sure a child has everything he or she needs is utmost in most parents' minds. Many Pennsylvania custodial parents count on child support from an ex each month in order to assist in meeting the needs of the child. It is hard to choose sides in the dilemma each parent in a recent child support situation is facing.
Other than the emotional strain, Pennsylvania couples going through a divorce may have concerns about their financial future. There is often the fear that child and spousal support may not be enough to make ends meet, especially in circumstances involving costly private schools and multiple extra-curricular activities. A former cast member of The Cosby Show and his wife are getting a divorce, and a ruling has been made on child and spousal support amounts.
It takes a lot of money to raise a child these days. Some Pennsylvania parents have no trouble providing for every expense that comes along, but others, especially divorced and single parents receiving no child support, may sometimes have to choose between a nourishing meal and medication for a childhood illness. One man has been arrested for not making a child support payment the past four years.
Some custodial parents in Pennsylvania know what it is like to not have enough money to meet budgetary requirements. In most cases, this is due to unpaid child support by an ex. A man has recently been given an ultimatum on paying the child support he owes.
After a divorce, the more affluent Pennsylvania parent is expected to provide financially for a child and, often, a former spouse. When that parent refuses, for whatever reason, to make child support payments, he or she may find himself or herself in front of a judge for an explanation. That is what recently happened to Gene Freidman, also known as the Taxi King, for not paying his ex-wife, Sandra, over $400,000 in child support.
A familiar way of life comes to an end when a Pennsylvania couple gets a divorce. A shared household, family calendar or bank account can suddenly become complicated when attempting to divide habitual responsibilities. The purpose of child and spousal support is to continue the standard of living maintained in the marriage. Actress Alicia Silverstone is facing a spousal support order in her divorce settlement.