The needs of children in Virginia don't change just because their parents aren't in a relationship with one another. When that happens, often one parent will make child support payments to the parent with primary custody. These payments are meant to help care for the children and if they are not made, it can detrimentally affect the entire family. One county decided to combat this problem by offering a day of amnesty for those behind on their child support.
When people in Virginia divorce and create an initial agreement, they may falsely believe that the agreement is the end of their legal wrangling. However, when circumstances change or a misunderstanding of the terms of an agreement occur, one party may feel that it is necessary to take additional action. For example, the ex-wife of Michael Strahan, former football player and current host of "Good Morning America," is seeking over $547,000 in back child support and other costs.
For most people in Virginia, the news that they are going to be a parent is something that they celebrate as they anticipate the new and exciting stage of their lives. For example, one man living in another state claims that he was ecstatic when he learned that his girlfriend was pregnant. However, he is now dismayed after learning that the child is not biologically his, and the state is still coming after him for child support.
Families in Virginia and across the country are sometimes complicated. When a man has children with someone other than his wife, how all the children are treated and the opportunities available to each of them sometimes becomes a question. For example, in a child custody case that took place in another state, the former mistress of baseball player Miguel Cabrera argued that the children they have together require sufficient child support to allow them to have the same opportunities as the children Cabrera has with his wife.
Anyone who has raised on child on his or her own likely knows of the struggles that single parents face. In addition to the emotional strain that one faces, single parents often struggle financially, making the court-ordered child support payments they receive a necessity of life. Unfortunately, some parents in Virginia and across the country face a circumstance in which the other parent does not make these payments.