A man has recently gained fame as the father of 25 children. The story may be familiar to some in Ohio, as the man, who resides in another state, was ordered to court to address the reason why he has failed to pay much of his court-ordered child support. In fact, many of the mothers of the man's children appeared in court to assert that they had only been paid small amounts of child support in recent years.
Due to the weak economy and a sour job market, it has become increasingly difficult for parents owing child-support payments to meet their financial obligations. In the past, Ohio law has assumed these parents were able to pay but unwilling. This unfair stereotype is proving increasingly untrue. An important change to the law regarding child support obligations was included in the recently passed state budget.
In Ohio, child support mandates are taken very seriously and people who fail to make child support payments can face heavy legal consequences. Nonetheless, there seems to be a growing number of people who put child support on the back burner. A recent news report highlights the fact that any misconception about child support which results in a failure to pay could result in a legal battle.