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Taxpayers pick up the tab for delinquent child support accounts

After a child support agreement or order is in place, there unfortunately is no guarantee that the paying parent will follow through and make support payments on time. The reasons for becoming delinquent on child support payments vary and they can be legitimate. Sometimes the cause is the loss of a job or a decrease in salary; in other cases, a blatant disregard for the court order may be the problem.

15 arrested in roundup for failure to pay child support

There are many aspects to consider when establishing child support payments, including the everyday expenses of raising a child, extracurricular expenses and the financial needs of all parties involved. It is important for those ordered to pay child support to stay current, as failure to pay child support can carry serious penalties.

Inmates struggle with child support obligations while incarcerated

Child support payments are legal financial obligations that must be paid according to the terms of the child support orders. When child support obligations go unfulfilled, serious consequences may occur. In Arizona, failure to pay child support can result in tax refund interceptions, suspension of drivers' and recreational licenses, liens on personal property and real estate, and even jail time.

Katie Holmes asks for 'suitable' amount of child support

Here in Gilbert, Arizona, and throughout the state, when parents break up child support may be awarded depending on state guidelines. A variety of factors are considered by a judge in determining a child support award. This may include the income of each parent, any special medical needs of the child, and the child's lifestyle when the parents were together, among a variety of things.

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