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Actor Jon Cryer embroiled in a child support dispute

For most parents with children who are no longer together, issues surrounding parenting time, child custody and support are likely topics that routinely come up. In the best interest of their child, many parents may try to work with each other to resolve their disagreements. Nevertheless, they may feel as if they are the only ones who have to deal with such issues. However, the reality is that child custody and support issues are not limited to any one group of parents, and can impact anyone regardless of age or economic status.

Free phone app may help parents with child support disputes

In today's world technology is at one's fingertips. Most people use their iPhones, iPads, and Android phones to routinely conduct various transactions such as checking their bank accounts, looking up and paying their bills, and more online. Furthermore, the availability of various free applications for phones helps not only the developer of application test its utility, gauge interest in the function of the application, but also allows people to try it out at no cost. Once such service, SupportPay may offer divorced and separated parents a way to understand the expenses of raising a child, and possibly to resolve their child support disputes.

Failure to pay child support may result in jail time

Many divorced and separated parents with minor children are aware that depending on the custodial arrangement, the non-custodial parent may be court-ordered to pay the custodial parent child support. Paying child support is not only in the best interest of the child involved, but it also lets the non-custodial parent share in the financial costs of raising a child. However, there are times when child support disputes between parents arise or the parent ordered to pay child support may be unable to make the payment due to a change in circumstances.

Rapper to faces jail time for failing to pay child support

Disputes surrounding child custody and support can arise between parents anytime for a variety of reasons, and can affect people from all walks for life. Florida residents familiar with rapper Chief Keef will find it interesting to learn that according to reports, recently the 18-year-old rapper was held in contempt of court for failure to make child support payments.

Options for parents seeking a child support modification

When parents divorce, child support payments help the custodial parent manage a child's everyday expenses, as well as costs related to education, childcare and medical expenses. Failure to pay child support in accordance with an order may result in garnishment of one's wages, withholding of tax refunds, suspension of one's driver's license, impact on occupational licenses and in some cases jail time.

Former basketball player avoids jail time by paying child support

Most non-custodial parents in Florida are aware of the importance of one's obligation to pay child support in a timely manner. They are typically ordered to pay the custodial parent child support to help with expenses and costs associated with raising the child or children. However, what many may not realize is that there are potentially serious consequences of not paying court-ordered child support.

Evander Holyfield faces consequences for not paying child support

Most people are aware that typically a non-custodial parent is required to pay child support to the custodial parent. In today's hard economy, however, a parent court-ordered to make child support payments may not be able to do so in a timely manner or make the payment in the exact amount ordered by the court. Additionally, parents required to pay child support may not be aware of the penalties they can face for failing to pay child support, such as the suspension of a driver's license or even jail time.

Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans child custody and support drama

MTV's show Teen Mom gives most viewers an inside look into the lives of teen mothers and the issues they encounter with the father of their child, child custody and support. One name that is frequently brought up is that of Jenelle Evans, a teen mom with a 3-year-old son.

Michael Jordan sued for child support

Florida residents who are fans of basketball and familiar with basketball legend Michael Jordan, who played for the Chicago Bulls, will find it interesting to learn nearly 17 years later a woman is suing Jordan for child support.

Beyonce's former manager entangled in a child support dispute

Florida residents familiar with hip-hop scene may find it interesting to learn that star Beyonce's former manager, Matthew Knowles, is entangled in a child support dispute with his ex-wife. Knowles has one son and is currently paying child support. However, his ex-wife is requesting that a court increase the $12,000 monthly support payment she receives to an undisclosed amount. The main reason for the request according to his ex-wife is that they have not decided on a private school for their son.

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