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Home detention, probation, for not paying child support

Paying child support is not something that is an option. Instead, most Missouri fathers who are paying child support are in a situation where they are court-ordered to do so. With this court order is a very specific amount that is typically due every week or every month. This means that if the amount is not paid, there can be criminal repercussions.

Facebook served search warrant in unpaid child support case

Authorities will pull out all of the stops when it comes to tracking down those parents who are behind on child support payments. A perfect example of this was recently highlighted when a search warrant was served on Facebook to try and learn more about a father's whereabouts. He reportedly owes more than $100,000 in child support.

Jamal Lewis denies failure to pay child support accusation

Failing to pay child support is something authorities take very seriously. Whether a person is a celebrity or regular Missouri resident, failing to pay can result in jail time for those who are behind on payments.

Dennis Rodman's sentence teaches child support lesson to fathers

Frequently celebrities are in the news when it comes to issues related to family law. And while celebrity gossip is certainly not for everyone, there can be some lessons that any father can learn from some of their legal woes.

Court: sperm donor exempt from child support

A 47-year-old man recently won a court battle protecting him from financial responsibilities associated with children who were conceived through in vitro fertilization with his sperm. This child support case had been going through the court system for the past four years.

Missouri Lottery game winner arrested for unpaid child support

When a person wins a cash prize in a Missouri Lottery game, the lottery automatically checks to see if the winner has any outstanding child support payments due, before giving the winners their prize. It can be argued this is one way to find those parents who owe child support.

Appeals court rules man responsible for child support

A Nigerian immigrant was recently ordered to pay child support for twins who were conceived through in vitro fertilization. The father claims that the twins were conceived well after he and his spouse split up, and he should not be held financially responsible to pay child support for the two 9-year-old girls.

Benefits changes may hurt poor fathers who owe child support

A current change to how the Department of the Treasury pays out federal benefits may end up having a negative impact on Missouri fathers who are already behind on child support payments. The change is scheduled to take place next March.

Father who is out of work jailed for not paying child support

A 31-year-old father was recently released from jail for failing to pay child support. He is supposedly $50,000 behind on payments, and will be sentenced in early April for failure to support or maintain a child.

UPDATE: Child support case dismissed against Jimmy King

Back in August we wrote a post when well-known basketball player Jimmy King was arrested for failing to pay child support. At the time, the former "Fab Five" star was facing a felony charge, which could have resulted in jail time. However, on during pretrial on Friday, King paid $17,248 in back child support, and the case against him was subsequently dismissed.

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