Failing to pay court-ordered child support is a serious offense and one that most judges don't take to kindly too.
Failing to pay child support is a crime that can carry rather serious consequences.
With a downed economy it could be harder to keep a job or even find a job, and because of this, children are suffering financially if their non-custodial parent can either not afford to pay child support, or is paying a lot less than he or she used to.
Right now a judge's decision in Georgia is being questioned due to a man being held in jail for not paying child support, even though he literally had only 39 cents in his account at the time of his arrest.
Child support arises one of three ways in Missouri: