Social media has proven to be a surprisingly useful tool for discovering individuals around the country who are not paying child support. A few recent cases prosecuted by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office have also gotten the attention of Texas parents. No matter whether a breakup involves a divorce, same-sex separation or other circumstances, child custody must always be taken into consideration for the children’s sake.
One of the recent cases of a parent not paying child support involved a 3-year-old who received expensive treatments for leukemia. The custodial parent only received $189 in child support, in spite of the income that the other parent was earning, which had been bragged about on Facebook. Another case involved a parent who only paid child support one time, yet posted photos with wads of cash. A third case involved a parent who built a recording studio, instead of paying child support.
Same-sex couples often face child custody disputes as much as heterosexual parents do. Child support from one of the parents is very typically a part of same-sex separation. However, problems frequently ensure when the parent who is obligated to pay child support refuses to do so. This can be a hardship for the custodial parent, especially if a child suffers from serious health issues.
In many cases, parents find it easier to cope with not receiving child support if they have proof that the other parent has the funds, but is misusing the money. A lawyer can help sort out the complexities that might be at work in such a situation. Overall, this is a good way to help ensure that parents who are remiss in their duties are held accountable for their actions.
Source: Opposing Views, “Fathers Face Charges For Avoiding Child Support, Bragging About Money On Facebook “, Sarah Fruchtnicht, July 17, 2014