When divorce cases that involve the custody of children go before a court, a judge will decide on the custody of the children, the visitation rights of the non-custodial parent and the child support that must be paid by that non-custodial parent. Unfortunately, not all non-custodial parents make their child support payments in a timely fashion, and when they don’t they can encounter serious legal problems as a result. That legal trouble does not disappear with the passage of time, as one man in Wisconsin found out recently.
Specifically, the man who had not paid old child support was visiting Wisconsin for the first time in over 30 years after having lived in Georgia. He was driving on the highway one night when he was pulled over for a basic traffic stop because his taillights were not working and because he had a loud exhaust system. The officer who pulled him over took over an hour to run his background, and he was surprised at what he found.
What he found was a child support warrant from Milwaukee County that dated back to 1975. The man had been avoiding this warrant for 36 years, and he claims that he was arrested on his first visit back to Wisconsin since then. He was held until he posted bond and he apparently will face charges for his failure to make these payments.
San Diego Child Support Lawyers
While the situation described above is clearly an anomaly, it should serve as notice to any parent who is ordered to pay child support that a failure to make these payments will generally catch up to them, regardless of how much time actually passes before that happens. This man will now face serious legal problems including the payment of all of these past-due child support payments plus interest.
If you are encountering problems regarding child support payments, the worst thing you can do is attempt to run from them. Instead, seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been helping fathers handle these issues for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.