Failure to Pay Child Support Can Add Up

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C posted in Child Support on Thursday, December 20, 2012

The St. Louis Rams started off their disappointing NFL season against the Detroit Lions. Both teams have seen their hopes for the season slowly fade away since that September match. Center Dominic Raiola on the Lions has seen his team struggle on the field and now he’s been served with notice that he is two months behind on his child support payments.

A motion filed in a Michigan court claims the former University of Nebraska standout is two months behind on payments. Raiola, a second-round draft pick back in 2002, owes $14,526 each month to the mother of their five-year-old child. Raiola and the woman were never married, reports indicate. He is apparently listed on the child’s birth certificate as the father, however, and acknowledged paternity in an affidavit of parentage. The pair agreed to the monthly support payments, as well as other financial considerations not detailed in the report we read.

According to allegations in court documents, the 33-year-old Raiola did not pay support either this month or last month. In an unrelated matter, a New York man who federal prosecutors allege owes more than $1 million in back child support has been arrested. The man, 50 years old, was taken into custody after his plane from the Philippines landed in Los Angeles. He was apparently deported from the Philippines. The man was listed by the federal government as the nation’s “most wanted deadbeat parent.”

He’s accused of refusing to pay child support for three kids from two marriages. An experienced family law attorney can help a custodial parent protect their children with a fair child support payment agreement. Source: NBC Sports, “Dominic Raiola accused of not paying child support,” Dec. 19, 2012 Our Missouri law firm represents parents in St. Louis child support and child custody disputes.