Getting behind on child support payments is no laughing matter. It is not good for the children, and it can carry serious consequences for the parents who do not pay. One Texas county decided to dole out some of those consequences for parents who were alleged to be behind in child support payments in a sweeping round-up dubbed Operation Take Care.
Any parent who fails to pay court-ordered child support could find themselves running afoul of the legal system. Plano residents might be interested in the recent story about a popular music producer and reality television star who recently found out just what kind of consequences can be levied when someone defies a court order.
Legislative efforts to give judges in Plano and other parts of Texas the ability to enforce support orders with six-month jail sentences might have caught the father of an 11-year-old boy in a clerical nightmare. The dad was paying his court-ordered child support by having it deducted directly from his paycheck through an automated system administered by the state. When he was informed that the deductions were short $3,000, the man paid what was owed plus another $1,000 and thought the matter was resolved.