Deadbeat Parents Arrested
On July 15th, Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies arrested nine men in a night raid for failure to pay child support. Authorities said the males owed a combined $96,827.90 in support for ten children. As reported by ABC 6, twelve deputies with K9s tracked the men across Bridgeport, Spring City, Norristown, Royersford, Pottstown, Spring City, and Lansdale. Five others are still wanted by the Sheriff’s Office.
Failure to pay child support is a misdemeanor charge, and the penalties for a conviction are a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. There are many tools at the government’s disposal if a non-custodial parent does not pay child support. In Pennsylvania, failing to pay child support can lead to your driver’s license being suspended, your professional or recreational license taken from you, and bank seizure of assets. In addition, your lottery winnings can be seized; your federal tax refunds cut into, and you could also face probation and passport suspension.
If you are having issues paying or receiving child support payments, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced child support attorney at The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz. There is help available to ensure that you and your family receive the support you need.