A Michigan fatherâ€™s failure to pay his child support leads to the stateâ€™s Attorney General to get involved. According to a Time Magazine news article, the man fathered 23 children with 14 different women. For a period of time, 1988 to 1998, the father was having one baby a year.
The Court criticized the man for being irresponsible but their biggest grievance was the $533,000 in child-support that the man owed. Based on the fatherâ€™s failure to make his obligated payments a local Michigan family law judge sentenced him to two to four years in prison. This ruling marks the start of the stricter penalties that the family court is beginning to enforce against child-support violations.
The father argued that he was doing his best in his attempt to support his children, but that he was unemployed making his situation harder. The fatherâ€™s payment history showed that over the last seven years he had only given one of the motherâ€™s $88.00. The Attorney General stated in his claimâ€™s memo that the woman the father currently lives with has a new house, two cars, and appears to be well off. Overall, the court is hoping that this sentencing will act as a wakeup call to both the father and all other noncustodial parents not paying their child support.
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