Cases involving failure to pay child support in Georgia and elsewhere receive public attention. However, when the person failing to a pay support obligation is a former member of the National Basketball Association, people take notice - especially if the individual owes nearly $1 million in child support.
A lawsuit, filed by the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) for six Georgia parents who have been jailed for delinquent child support payments, demands that Georgia provide lawyers for the parents at contempt hearings.
During a hearing in a judge's chamber near Georgia, an ex-Marine reportedly became infuriated and attacked his estranged wife, after a court ruling granted her child support for their two children as part of a divorce settlement.
When individuals are facing criminal charges, they have a constitutional right to receive representation from a lawyer. We're all familiar with the Miranda Rights section that informs individuals that they have the right to an attorney, and that if they cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided at no cost.
Every parent has a financial responsibility to their children. Regardless of whether you spend time with your children, a portion of your paycheck should be used to provide your children with the things they need.