I previously blogged about the ramifications of failing to pay child support. Ones failure to pay child support is not something to be taken lightly as the obligor could face jail time.
Former New York Giants linebacker, Lawrence Taylor, is seeking to reduce his child support payments for one of his children. However, he failed to attend the hearing. Lawrence apprently wants to reduce his current $1825 per month child support payment for his 12-year old daughter by $500.
Interestingly, Lawrence has seven children but only has relationships with four of them. He told the mother of the 12-year-old that he would start paying her more child support when his other children get older and are no longer dependent on him. Unfortunately, that “excuse” won’t hold up in a court of law. For the most part, child support is based on income and timeshare. The payor does not get a choice to reduce his child support payments just because he’s paying support for other children. Don’t get me wrong, payment of child support to another child does affect the calcuation of child support but its not the only factor.
Because Lawrence failed to attend the hearing on child support, the Judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest if he fails to show for any future court dates.