Avoiding child support – the Felony: Some people go to great lengths to avoid paying child support. Robert D. Sand fled to Thailand, to avoid paying support. Robert D. Sand was labeled the country’s most-wanted deadbeat parent by federal authorities when his unpaid support climbed above $1 million. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
In Michigan, avoiding child support can also lead to jail. Section 750.165 of the Michigan penal code imposes a penalty of not more than 4 years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $2,000.00 if you don’t pay child support.
Felony non-support charges are generally issued after other child support collection methods have not been successful.
Nothing wakes up a deadbeat more than the realization that they will be spending time in jail. Notwithstanding, few deadbeats spend time in jail for non-payment of child support. Michigan prisons are not filled with deadbeat dads and moms because of jail overcrowding. Practically speaking, Court’s use the threat of jail to secure a support payment and future payments of support.
Parents can also ask the county prosecutor or Attorney General in assistance for felony non-support prosecution.
We can also help you file a motion to enforce a child support award, conduct a creditors exam and assist in charges for felony non-support. Let us help you manage your situation.
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By: Daniel Findling
The Divorce Guy, Michigan Divorce Attorneys and Specialists