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Court rules in child support case, orders man to pay big

There are currently Pennsylvania parents fighting over post-divorce financial provision of their children. Some situations are more acrimonious than others. Such problems are not isolated to this state, however, as made evident by a recent court ruling in another that resulted in a man being ordered to pay $40,000 in back child support.

The case originally entered litigation after a woman said the man had not paid her court-ordered child support in two years. The 57-year-old man was then indicted for felony non-support by a county grand jury. He subsequently turned himself in to authorities.

The recent order to pay back tens of thousands of dollars came after the man entered a guilty plea in court. The judge also sentenced him to five years in prison and seven probation years, but the prison portion of his sentence has been suspended. There have been many other contentious child support battles that have been resolved in courts throughout the nation.

If a Pennsylvania parent is in need of guidance as to how best to proceed to rectify a child support problem, he or she can request a meeting with an experienced family law attorney. Some parents seek legal assistance when they are owed child support that is has not been paid in some time. Others believe they have been wrongly accused of not fulfilling their child support obligations. Either way, an attorney can usually provide much help to resolve a particular issue at hand by acting on a concerned parent's behalf in court.

Source:, "Man to pay $40,000 back in child support", Sarah Fowler, Nov. 20, 2017

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