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Child support must not be evaded in Pennsylvania

Providing for one's children financially after a divorce is not something to take lightly. The amount of child support determined to be paid is carefully calculated to match the needs of the child. Pennsylvania parents paying support for a child or children must make every effort to pay on time, or they should contact an attorney who can help them if financial challenges make it difficult to meet the responsibilities.

A man in another state is facing serious trouble because he did not pay the mandated support for his two children. Instead, he allegedly tried to evade his responsibilities. As the owner of his own business, the man was required to submit the income amounts of his employees who owed child support, including himself. Since he apparently did not report his own income, his business was also indicted for aiding in child support nonpayment, which is a felony.

Reportedly, the man owes over $90,000 in delinquent support payments. Now he faces a $50,000 fine and up to five years in jail. Additionally, his business may be fined as much as $1 million for its part in the scheme.

In Pennsylvania, there are options to consider when child support becomes difficult or if a person feels the amount is unfair. Additionally, one may seek legal advice if one is owed child support and is not receiving it as mandated. Speaking with an attorney may be a wise choice since an experienced lawyer understands the complexities of family law. Having an advocate may save one from a much more serious situation.

Source:, "Flooring business owner charged with felony failure to pay child support", Paula Dobbyn Posted, June 2, 2016

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