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Failure to pay child support could land man in jail

When child support is ordered, a parent may face serious consequences if that order is not honored. However, a parent may have good cause to pursue halting payments or for seeking a modification to the ordered child support payment. New Jersey fathers may be interested in the case of a man who could be facing jail time as he owes more than $30,000 in child support.

The man has not paid the child support and had to appear before a judge. The judge did not send the man to jail for the delinquent payments. The man expressed concerns that other men might find themselves in the same boat as he is currently in.

The man did not pay the child support because he contends the child isn't his son. He took a DNA test to prove he isn't the father. The mother has admitted that the man isn't the dad and says she put his name on the birth certificate because she needed to name a father in order to receive public assistance.

Despite not being the biological father of the child, the man still faces legal consequences for not paying the ordered child support. The legal consequences for not paying court ordered support can include jail time and other penalties. If a New Jersey father feels an order is unjust or there is a question of whether that person should pay child support, that individual may certainly benefit from exploring his rights and what legal steps can be taken to lessen the burden of support or halt child support altogether.

Source: pix11.com, "Man facing jail time for not paying child support--for son who's not his", Jan. 26, 2015

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