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Mother fights for child support for 25 years

Many Massachusetts residents know that a divorce can end on very unfriendly terms. One partner may, in some cases, go out of his or her way to make things difficult for the other person. These actions may include dragging out the divorce proceedings or withholding alimony or child support payments. 

One mother has been fighting for 25 years to get consistent child support payments for her two sons. For years she has struggled to give her children everything they need. However, because of her former husband's unwillingness to make his child support payments, the boys were forced to go without many things. Now that her children are grown, this mother hopes to use the child support that her children are due to help pay for college costs.

The boys' father was known to make payments as little as $3 each month even though he was required by the courts to pay $141 per week. Over the last several years he has been put on probation and threatened with jail time. Unfortunately, it has apparently become routine for him to make a few full payments and then return to his previous habit of not paying the child support. He is currently more than $100,000 in arrears. 

This is only one of thousands of cases where child support is being withheld. These payments are intended to help pay for things that the children need, like food and clothing. Massachusetts parents who are having difficulty collecting child support payments may consider seeking the advice of a professional. An attorney may be able to help a client to fight for what rightfully belongs to his or her children.

Source: abcactionnews.com, "Battle for child support drags out for 25 years, father owes more than $100k", Jackie Callaway, Oct. 10, 2017

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