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Child support enforcement escalates case of former Texas man

A well-traveled man is facing charges related to unpaid support payments for his alleged child. The man, a former Texas resident, who has also resided in several other states, was arrested by federal officials after failing to pay his court-ordered payments. The child support enforcement case was escalated to the federal level since his child lives in another state. 

The mother and the child reside in Maine. The state Department of Health and Human Services had requested the aid of its sister department in order to retrieve money paid to the child through federally funded welfare programs. This kind of case is handled by the U.S. Attorney's office when the child and the non-custodial parent reside in separate states. It is also common for the funds recovered to go back to welfare programs that have supported the mother and child. 

The man was arrested in North Carolina on October 4. It is alleged that he owes more than $58,000 in back payments for his now-adult son. The man has repeatedly refused to consent to a DNA test but has been ordered to participate in one again by the federal officials. 

A person may attempt to elude the authorities and refuse to pay for court-ordered payments. But child support enforcement officials are actively tracking down individuals who have avoided making payments. Even if the non-custodial parent is living in another state, there are options in Texas to recover unpaid child support. Many people choose to use the services of a family law attorney for help in recovering missed child support payments. 

Source: bangordailynews.com, "Father of Caribou man charged with failing to pay child support for 26 years", Judy Harrison, Oct. 14, 2017

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Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
888-268-7997 / 214-385-4562

Child support enforcement escalates case of former Texas man

A well-traveled man is facing charges related to unpaid support payments for his alleged child. The man, a former Texas resident, who has also resided in several other states, was arrested by federal officials after failing to pay his court-ordered payments. The child support enforcement case was escalated to the federal level since his child lives in another state. 

The mother and the child reside in Maine. The state Department of Health and Human Services had requested the aid of its sister department in order to retrieve money paid to the child through federally funded welfare programs. This kind of case is handled by the U.S. Attorney's office when the child and the non-custodial parent reside in separate states. It is also common for the funds recovered to go back to welfare programs that have supported the mother and child. 

The man was arrested in North Carolina on October 4. It is alleged that he owes more than $58,000 in back payments for his now-adult son. The man has repeatedly refused to consent to a DNA test but has been ordered to participate in one again by the federal officials. 

A person may attempt to elude the authorities and refuse to pay for court-ordered payments. But child support enforcement officials are actively tracking down individuals who have avoided making payments. Even if the non-custodial parent is living in another state, there are options in Texas to recover unpaid child support. Many people choose to use the services of a family law attorney for help in recovering missed child support payments. 

Source: bangordailynews.com, "Father of Caribou man charged with failing to pay child support for 26 years", Judy Harrison, Oct. 14, 2017

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