It seems that the tale of a spouse not paying their child/spousal support is as old as time. Even in this day and age where you can’t wiggle a toe without a GPS satellite pin-pointing your location, it seems as if people still try to get away with not paying their legally-mandated support.
One such case recently ended up with a Florida businessman going to jail for over $450,000 in child and spousal support payments for his ex-wife and children.
It had not been reported exactly how long the man was delinquent in his payments, but with that high a total, it is reasonable to assume his monthly payments were quite high. It’s possible that he got sick of paying, or that he fell on hard times and simply wasn’t able to pay any longer. In the eyes of the law, that does not excuse him, however. Especially since he waited long enough for the police to have to get involved.
According to reports, he was also charged with a separate account of dodging nearly $160,000 in child support.
He is currently being held in Orange County jail, with his bail amount set at $25,000. If you are having a hard time collecting your child support or spousal support payments, or are finding it hard to meet your required payment amount, do not hesitate to get in touch with an experienced attorney immediately. They will be able to help you get the problem sorted out so that both sides are happy.