Anyone with children knows that raising them is an expensive endeavor. In the best of situations, many parents have problems making ends meet. However, some people rely on a co-parent to help with the costs of caring for children. When this person fails to provide their share of the finances, the situation for both the children and caregiver can deteriorate. In addition to poorer conditions for children, parents in Massachusetts who fail to make court-ordered child support payments can face serious consequences.
For some athletes, it may be difficult to adjust to a life outside of the spotlight. While they are in their heyday, they are sought after and have large paychecks and huge endorsements. But what happens after they have been out of their sport for over 20 years, and the paychecks have stopped coming? While some may have a little sympathy for them, these former stars still have their responsibilities to their children to fulfill. Those in Massachusetts will be interested to know of a once famous professional baseball star now on a different sort of most wanted list after his failure to make child support payments.