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Michigan Secures One of Its Largest Child Support Victories Ever

By Jeffrey M. Salassa

Clinton Township child support lawyer celebrating victory outside her office

Many divorcing couples with children face ongoing disputes regarding the children, including, but not limited to, child support. Child support can often be a contentious issue, even when both parties only want what is best for their children. Many noncustodial parents, most often fathers, pay child support not only because they have to but because they genuinely want to make sure that their children are properly provided for. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as there are some noncustodial parents who go to great lengths in an effort to avoid paying child support.

Anyone who owes child support and refuses to pay could be subject to harsh consequences, including jail time. Recently, Michigan State authorities were able to locate a former Michigan resident who owed tens of thousands of dollars in back child support. The man in question was residing in Alaska, where, according to reports, he owns a home worth $500,000. After the authorities began the extradition process, the man reportedly agreed to pay more than $95,000.00 in back child support and penalties.

A Michigan Court had originally issued a felony warrant for the man’s arrest in 2006 as he had repeatedly failed to make his Court Ordered support payments. Then in March of 2015, almost a decade after issuance of the warrant, Alaskan officials arrested the man. However, the charges were ultimately dismissed after the man made the nearly $100,000.00 payment, one of the largest back child support payments the State has ever secured and is further proof that authorities will do all that they can to ensure payment of child support.

At Iafrate & Salassa, we understand that the issue of child support is sensitive for many. We also understand that every case is unique. Whether you are the intended recipient of child support who is having difficulty securing same or the payor who is struggling to make ends meet, our experienced child support lawyers in Clinton Township can help you. We have over 50 years of combined experience handling child support cases for both payor and payee. Please contact us today at (586) 263-1600, or click here to contact us online.

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