From the distribution of property to alimony and strong emotions, divorce can be complicated. However, for some parents, child support issues can be particularly difficult. When it comes to children, it is very important for parents to do everything they can to make separation easier. However, couples in Scranton and throughout the state of Pennsylvania who are preparing to file for divorce should try to work towards a positive outcome for everyone involved. Kalinoski Law Offices P.C. understands how emotional child support matters can be and we remain committed to helping people who are going through these challenges personally. If you are not receiving the child support you depend on or have concerns with the amount of child support you will be required to pay, it is crucial to address the situation as soon as you can.
Pennsylvania family court judges award child support in order to provide for the best interests of the children brought before their benches. Child support is not punitive against a parent; rather, it is ordered so that children affected by parental separation or other legal problems are adequately provided for from their non-custodial parents. Child support is intended to address a child's financial needs and when it is ignored by a paying parent, consequences can result.
Would you believe that a court in Pennsylvania's neighboring state of Ohio is attempting to prohibit a man from having children? That's right, the man is being barred from reproducing until he pays child support for his existing kids. Reports show that the defendant will be required to spend five years on probation, and he may not have any more children during that time. The order may be lifted if the defendant makes up the nearly $100,000 in child support he owes for his four children. He could go to prison for a year if he violates the terms of his probation, according to news reports.