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Children suffer the most from unpaid child support

Fortunately, governments in every state across the country have established systems of support for children whose parents have separated. Child support is money paid from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent in order to meet the financial needs of their children. Although Arizona parents who have separated may no longer be obligated to each other, they remain obligated to support the needs of their children. Child support is court-ordered, and strict penalties exist for those who choose to neglect child support payments. These penalties can include wage garnishment, suspension of driver's license and even extensive jail time.

These days, it's not uncommon to see reports of parents neglecting to pay child support. In some instances, the amount of unpaid child support has even hit six figures. This was the case in an incident in another state that led to the arrest of one man who reportedly owed over $100,000 in unpaid child support.

According to reports, the man was arrested for failure to pay child support for his 14-year-old son. As the man stood in court, reports said that the man pleaded with the judge and begged for leniency to no avail. Reportedly, the man could be facing up to six months in jail if he fails to pay the over $100,000 that he owes in unpaid child support.

Although the penalties for neglecting these payments can be severe, it is ultimately the children who suffer the most. Child support laws vary by state and can sometimes be confusing. Parents in Arizona who have questions about child support could obtain guidance by seeking the services of a knowledgeable attorney experienced in family law.

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