Homelessness and unemployment came into the conversation during a child support matter that may be of interest to some readers in Massachusetts. In that child support case, a man was ordered to pay his mandatory child support payment or risk a return to jail and increased penalties. This came after the man had been convicted of felony child support failure to pay and other charges.
Some Massachusetts residents might be surprised to learn that pop singer Stevie B is accused of owing more than $400,000 in back child support. The singer was recently arrested and spent several days in jail. He denies the claim that he owes that much in unpaid child support.
Like many other states, Massachusetts is getting serious when it comes to collecting child support payments. In a recent case, a Quincy District Court judge ordered a 47-year-old man held on $20,000 cash bail. The man was charged with a variety of offenses, including abandonment of a child without support and failure to comply with a support order. According to officials, the man has had some issues with non-payment of child support in the past.