Posted on April 5th, 2012
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman appeared in court last week for failing to pay $860,000 in back child and spousal support. The 50 year-old’s attorney and financial adviser told the court that Rodman struggles with alcoholism, which has made it impossible for him to find work.
Rodman, who played on five NBA championship teams during his 15-year career, is accused by his third wife of owing more than $808,000 in child support for their nine and ten year-old children and more than $51,000 in back spousal support.
According to court documents, Rodman also owes $350,000 in back taxes. He has avoided jail time but is ordered to return to court at the end of May.
If you are interested in learning more about your child support options, contact the child support attorneys of Garg & Associates at 281-362-2865.
Posted on February 24th, 2012
Rapper DMX has been accused by a former girlfriend of owing more than $1 million in back child support payments.
His ex claims he fathered her 10 year-old daughter; however, DMX does not believe he is the father. The musician has ten children by several different women. Last week, the woman filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court to collect the child support she says DMX owes.
DMX originally planned on touring in Europe, but in cases where a parent owes a significant amount of child support that parent is prohibited from obtaining a passport without a court order. He wants a paternity test to prove the child is not his.
If you have questions about child support, contact the child support lawyers of Garg & Associates by calling 281-362-2865.
Posted on January 31st, 2012
A new federal program, called “Project Save Our Children,” has been created to crackdown on parents who owe or refuse to pay child support. The program targets any individual who owes more than $5,000 in child support payments.
Child support payments that exceed $5,000 becomes a felony. Authorities are stepping up their tracking of parents who have not made payments by listing their names on a newly created website.
One father tops the list for owing more than $1 million in child support. First baseman for the Oakland A’s, Troy Lee Neel, was arrested under the “Project Save Our Children” program for owing $778,000.
If you are interested in learning more about child support, contact the Houston child support lawyers of Garg & Associates today at 281-362-2865.
Posted on December 28th, 2011
Former NBA player Antoine Walker appeared in court late last week for allegedly not paying his 13 year-old daughter’s child support and school tuition.
According to his daughter’s mother, Walker has not paid his monthly $4,195 child support payments for more than two years and owes $27,817 for their daughter’s school. Attorneys say he owes nearly $117,000 in child support. However, the former NBA All-Star athlete has recently filed for bankruptcy and therefore a Chicago judge could not take action on the child support case.
The 35 year-old man filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May 2010 and owes millions in real estate, liability, and gambling loses.
If you are having problems paying for child support, contact the Houston child support and custody attorneys of Garg & Associates at 281-362-2865.
Posted on November 9th, 2011
NFL star, Terrell Owens, has asked a judge to lower three of his monthly child support payments. Owens has four children by four different women.
The football player, who has played for the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals, but does not currently play for a team, says he makes no money and his monthly income is $0.
Two of the four child support payments have already been lowered. His representatives say he is planning on asking the fourth mother of his child for lower child support payments. Owens says his child support payments have put him in financial ruin, as one of his homes is in foreclosure and two others are for sale.
If the burden of your current child support payments is excessive or not reflective of the actual circumstances of you or your spouse, contact the Houston decreasing child support lawyers of Garg & Associates at 281-362-2865.
Posted on October 6th, 2011
Stevie B., most well known for his 90s hit “Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” was arrested last week on charges of failing to pay child support. The mother of his two teenage daughters claims that the singer owes more than $400,000 in child support.
The singer, whose real name is Steven Bernard Hill, continues to deny these claims after spending spending several nights in jail and having to pay an $11,000 bond. Earlier this week, Hill agreed to pay $420,000 in child support and will pay $921 every week. He also has offered to pay an additional $500 a week as a gesture of goodwill.
Hill also has two children from his first marriage and three from his current marriage.
If you are interested in learning more about child support or concerned that you may be paying an excessive amount of child support, contact the Houston child support lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on August 12th, 2011
Alabama’s Lee County Sheriff’s Office created a rouse to lure individuals with warrants out for their arrest for unpaid child support to a specific location to arrest them. The department contacted over 140 wanted parents with letters saying they had won tickets to the Iron Bowl (the Alabama vs Auburn game). All they needed was a form of ID to pick up the free tickets.
About a dozen people fell for the trick, about 10%, owing a combined total of $270,000 in unpaid child support. The wanted individuals were welcomed with balloons and clapping employees, congratulating them on winning the tickets. But moments later when they showed the disguised officer their ID, they were arrested.
If you are interested in learning more about child support, contact the Houston child support and custody lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on June 30th, 2011
A man from Houston has recently been raising flags in the city’s family court system as he is claiming that he is being forced to pay more than $50,000 in child support for a child that is not his.
The man has been paying child support for the child since 1986. However, he began to suspect that the child was not his when her hair began to turn red. After many years, he underwent a paternity test and learned that there was a zero percent chance that he was the father. When he presented the test to a Houston judge, the judge stated that the man still had to pay his child support because his case was too old.
The man currently owes $52,000 in back child support, $13,000 of which is interest. The man says that the city has been taking money out of his paycheck in order to pay the child support.
If you are having problems with your child support agreement, please contact the Houston child support lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on April 29th, 2011
A sheriff’s deputy in Dallas was arrested this month for not paying child support to the mother of his child. As of this year, the deputy owes at least $15,000 in back child support.
The deputy was ordered to pay $1,500 in child support in 2008 after he divorced his wife. The money would go to the former couple’s three children. However, the man neglected to pay the support money for several months.
A warrant for the man’s arrest was issued at the beginning of April. He was captured and ordered to pay the back child support. The deputy’s arrest was part of a program that the Sheriff’s Department implemented to discipline its employees who have warrants or unpaid fines.
If you or someone you love has not received the child support that was ordered after a divorce, please contact the Houston child support attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on March 4th, 2011
Twenty-four men in McClennan County in Texas were arrested over the course of two days for not paying child support. The arrests were conducted by the Texas Attorney General Child Support division.
The men were taken to jail, and the money for the bonds set for their release, if paid, will go straight to their children. If they opt to stay in jail and not pay the bond, they could be incarcerated for six months.
Recently, a program in Ohio has been implemented to aid non-custodial parents in paying child support. The program will give parents educational seminars about finances and how to build credit and assets. So far, this program has not been used in any other state.
If you need help collecting child support, please contact the Houston child support attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 281-362-2865.