For people in Orange County who share a child but are no longer together, one of the most important aspects of the post-separation agreement is how to meet the financial needs in the best interests of the child. Child support is designed for the child to be cared for. In the event that a parent does not adhere to the child support guidelines, there is a good chance of being pursued by the other parent as well as law enforcement.
The father of a 3-year-old boy has been accused by the mother of having paid $189 in over three years did so while the child was suffering from Leukemia. In addition to not paying more than that small amount, the father wasn't present to help the child and his mother through the ordeal of illness. To make matters even worse, the father has gloated on Facebook as to how much money he earns and about attending pro football games. The man's openness about his behavior on social media has led to possible felony charges for his failure in assisting with the upkeep of raising a child.
The breaking apart of a family is hard enough as it is without the supporting parent choosing not to meet a child's financial needs. Supporting parents are supposed to meet a certain level to assist their children based on the agreement. There are times when a modification is possible depending on the circumstances. What is most important, however, is the best interests of the child. There are laws in place to pursue parents who don't adhere to the child support guidelines.
In this case, the father of an ill child was not only failing in his duty to help the mother with financial support, but he bragged about doing so on social media. There are many instances of this type of behavior occurring today. When a parent expecting support is not receiving enough to meet the financial needs, they would be well-advised to discuss the matter with an experienced legal professional.