Authorities apprehend 6 parents over back child support
In order to avoid becoming delinquent on child support, parents should carefully consider their set of circumstances. In Salt Lake City, and in communities throughout Utah, some parents are able to make their payments more affordable by modifying a child support order. However, a number of conditions must be met in order for modification to be possible and the details surrounding each parents' situation are unique.
One woman and five men were recently arrested in California due to falling behind on their child support. The parents, who all lived in Tehama County, had warrants for their arrest after failing to appear in court. Five of those arrested were in their 30's and one was a man who was 50 years old. Under state law, the names of those taken into custody on a civil warrant cannot be released.
After they were arrested, the parents were taken to appear in front of a commissioner. A statement that was released by the Tehama County District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation stated that other parents who have fallen behind on child support payments may also have a warrant out for their arrest.
From sleep loss to financial worries, child support matters can have a significant impact on custodial parents and non-custodial parents. For both sides, the consequences of unpaid child support can make daily life incredibly tough. On the one hand, a parent may be unable to buy food or clothes for his or her child, while a non-custodial parent could face arrest. For some, consulting an attorney could help.