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Massachusetts parents can apply for child support modifications

Child support matters can certainly be among some of the most contentious issues in a Massachusetts divorce. Failure to keep up with child support payments can result in harsh penalties, including jail time in the most serious of cases. Recently, federal prosecutors announced that they had apprehended the person that they considered to be their biggest priority as far as unpaid child support goes.

Authorities arrested the man after he returned to the U.S. once he had been deported from another nation. The man is said to have been on the run and evading child support over a period of 10 years. He reportedly skipped out on paying a staggering $1.2 million in child support for the three children he had fathered in his two prior marriages.

The man was recently deported from the Philippines and sent back to a Los Angeles airport. Authorities arrested him there and maintain that he took various steps over the years to deliberately avoid having to pay his child support obligations. These steps included moving several times, from New York to Florida to Thailand, and also under-reporting the income that he earned.

Massachusetts parents who have a court-ordered child support obligation and have suffered a change in life circumstances may apply for a modification of future child support payments. This could allow for a reduction in the payments that a noncustodial parent is required to make, so long as a substantial change in financial circumstances can be documented to the court’s satisfaction. Alternatively, custodial parents who are not receiving their court-ordered child support may wish to research what options they have for enforcement of an existing court order for the monies they are supposed to receive to provide for their children.

Source: Huffington Post, “Child Support Offender, Robert Sand, Arrested In Los Angeles,” Dec. 19, 2012

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