When a family law court in Lake County, or elsewhere, orders child support, the parent for whom it was ordered is not just expected to pay, but is legally obligated. In the event he or she falls behind, the custodial parent could choose to take legal action in order to enforce the child support order and get what they are owed.
According to reports, the mother of singer, Jermaine Jackson’s children filed a request with the court recently to have his wage’s garnished for failure to pay child support. It was not reported how many children the two share, but he should reportedly be paying $3,000 per month to help cover the financial needs of raising the children. No indication was given as to when Jackson stopped making payments or how much he owes, but this is reportedly not the first time he has been involved in a child support dispute because of missed or delinquent payments.
The court granted the woman’s request, so the government will purportedly garnish a portion of Jackson’s monthly wages in order to meet his child support obligations and pay back what he owes. According to reports, $3,750 in total will be withheld.
Raising a child is, unless a parent waives their rights, the responsibility of both parents. If you are involved in a child support dispute, whether because you are owed payments or because you are having difficulties satisfying your required payments, it can be helpful to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. A lawyer can explain your options, as well as answer any other questions that you may have.
Source: TMZ, “Jermaine Jackson – Proud Ferrari Owner Has Wages Garnished for Child Support”, Oct. 8, 2013