According to reports, Flava Flav (his real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr.) owed about $111,000 in child support arrears to the mother of his three children, Mary Parker. Drayton was facing approximately 180 days in jail if he didn’t make a payment, according to reports.
A family law court in Albany deemed Drayton’s missed child support payments a “willful violation” of his support agreement. In that agreement, Drayton was to pay Parker $837.72 a week, according to the Daily News.
Considering Drayton’s $111,000 child-support debt, that works out to more than two and a half years of missed payments.
With jail time a distinct possibility, Drayton arrived in court with a check for $25,000, the Daily News reports. Drayton also agreed to make additional payments of $1,200 a month to further reduce his debt.
From an Orange County child support lawyer’s perspective, if Drayton cannot afford the exising payments, he should file a modification for same. However, he must show his income has declined.
At any rate, if you have a child support matter in Los Angeles or Orange County and would like help in obtaining child support or modifying it, contact an Orange County child support lawyer for more information.