Criminal Penalties for Failure to Pay Child Support

Most states consider it the equal responsibility of both parents to support their children. They are expected to provide for proper housing, food, medical assistance and other needs. If a parent fails to pay court-ordered child support, he or she may be criminally prosecuted for this offense and may face other serious penalties. Purpose of […]

Can I Be Required to Pay Child Support if the Child Isn’t Mine?

Most people understand that both parents have an obligation to pay for the things that a child needs and that child support is often ordered to ensure that the child has the resources he or she needs. Fathers may even accept this responsibility voluntarily. Even if they are not married, they may publicly declare that […]