Parents across the country have a variety of different parenting styles. Some may hover, for example, while others take a more hands-off approach. As long as a child's physical and emotional needs are met, the chosen parenting style is likely irrelevant. However, when one parent fails to fulfill his or her legal obligations to their children by failing to pay child support, there could be consequences. According to some sources, children in Mississippi are owed billions of dollars, and those accused of failing to pay can face a variety of different consequences.
Few new parents fully recognize the responsibilities the birth of their new child entails. However, most new parents soon get a crash course in functioning with little sleep as they care for their demanding new addition. They soon learn that parents are solely responsible for their child's physical and emotional needs. To meet these, there is a need for financial support, and states such as Mississippi and others across the country take a parent's responsibility to support his or her child very seriously. For example, a parent who fails to pay court-ordered child support payments can face serious consequences, sometimes including a criminal conviction and even jail time, as one out-of-state man has recently learned.
The relationship between a parent and child is often a special one. Many people will look back on their relationship with their parents as a defining one in their lives. Unfortunately, as many people in Mississippi know, a parent’s failure to make child support payments can have a significant impact on the family dynamic. One man has now been found guilty of charges related to court-ordered support payments.
Mississippi parents can testify to the fact that raising children is an expensive undertaking. In addition to the basic necessities of life -- such as food, shelter and clothing -- there are doctor's appointments, childcare and many other expenses. As a result, it is essential for both parents to contribute to their child's upbringing. Unfortunately, one man has recently been arrested for allegedly failing to make child support payments.