A child support agreement is often necessary when parents in Birmingham are not raising a child together. The payments made by a non-custodial parent are important and often provide a child with basic necessities. Child support is intended to give children a stable life. However, when a non-custodial parent fails to make child support payments, it seems that everyone suffers.
According to recent news reports, former boxing champ Evander Holyfield owes a significant amount of child support. Holyfield has apparently failed to pay child support for this 18-year-old daughter since 2010. He owes more than $372,000.
Holyfield could end up in jail if he does not catch up on his payments. That’s because the California Department of Human Service is taking him to court and asking that he be put behind bars and that his wages be garnished until the payments are up to date.
In 2000, Holyfield was ordered to pay $19,270 per month for his daughter.
This isn’t the first time that Holyfield has been in trouble for failing to pay child support. He has 12 children with six different women and has been involved in child support disputes in Georgia, Texas and California. In addition to the money owed for his 18-year-old daughter, he also owes thousands more for his other children. In fact, reports indicate that he owes more than $500,000 all together.
Although Holyfield has struggled with his finances, it is estimated that he earned more than $230 million as a boxer.
This specific case is unique, but it shows the serious consequences a person can face if they fail to pay child support. When people find that they cannot pay previously agreed upon child support, it is best if they seek a modification.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “TMZ: Holyfield owes $372K in child support,” Christopher Seward, June 2, 2012