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Social media and back child support payments

On Behalf of | Jul 25, 2014 | Child Support

Many residents of California are required to pay child support. On the same token, there are people who expect this money so they are able to support the child they had with an ex-partner.

While some live up to their obligation as set forth by the court, others decide against this. For one reason or another, they don’t feel compelled to pay child support, even though they know this is required by the law and the right thing to do.

In today’s day and age, social media plays a big role in many lives. For some who are refusing to pay child support, this technology can also get them in trouble with the law.

Take, for example, the story of one man who has only paid $189 in child support over the last three and a half years. Making this story even worse is the fact that his young son is fighting a battle with leukemia.

To go along with missing payments, this man also used Facebook to tell the world about how much money he earns at his job. This led to trouble with the authorities, and he is now faced with felony charges.

There are people out there who will do whatever it takes to make sure their child is taken care of, regardless of if they are in a relationship with the other parent or not. Then there are those who miss child support payments and brag about it online. These people are often caught by the authorities, eventually finding themselves in a worse position than before.

Source: WGN TV, “Social media busts parents who avoided child support” Jul. 17, 2014

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