Parents in Michigan need to understand that paying child support is not a joke nor do the courts view it as a minor matter. The courts take child support very seriously because, at the end of the day, when dealing with a divorce or separation, the courts want to ensure that the child is taken care of appropriately. A big part of that is the financial interest of the child. Assessing support payments to the non-custodial parent accomplishes this goal. As such, the court does not take kindly when court mandates are ignored or refused.
No matter how much money one has or how famous one is, child support is something that can affect anyone if the circumstances call for it. For instance, Stevie J, a well-known producer, is in arrears in child support of about $1 million in delinquent payments. The mother of his children has decided to go through the courts to get the money that she is owed in child support.
Due to the nature of this particular case, the court has issued subpoenas for a number of Stevie J’s prior employers to determine just how much money he made when in their employ. The court is taking these measures because allegedly Stevie J reportedly has a habit of hiding monies in various bank accounts so as to circumvent monthly payments.
Child support is a financial assessment done by the courts for the benefit of the child. The best interest of the child is the main concern for the courts in support cases. As such, the court takes great pains to ensure that the child is financially secure when the parents decide to end their relationship. The court takes into account a number of factors including but not limited to the financial standing of the parties and their ability to pay child support.
The moral of the story is to pay child support because if one doesn’t, then court involvement is inevitable.
Source: Michigan Chronicle, “Stevie J’s child support case now involving Diddy & Mona Scott-Young,” Jonathan Hailey, April 2, 2014