Pleasant Garden, NC asked in Family Law and Child Support for North Carolina

Q: I had. Child Support Court yesterday, 10/28/2019. It was my second court date. The first court date I managed to get it.

I managed to get it continued, but was supposed to pay $200 that day. Which because I’m out of work was told by a friend prior he could loan it to me. Well that never happened being something came up with him. I’ve never been in arrears, has been paid on time for 12 years. I worked for my father in a family ran business for 26 years. Due to his and my mother’s passing in 2017. Their estate attorney closed and sold the business, putting me out of work June of 2018. I’ve managed to keep it up until 2019 which I’m behind a bit over $5800.00. I am paying $1100.00 a month. Again because I’m looking work, and have started the process with a new company and because I have bills to pay I had no money to carry to court. When I woke up yesterday morning, I was nervous of her putting me in jail, somewhere I’ve never been nor care to I didn’t go. What is going to happen? What should I do? Thank you,

Bryan

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
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  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You should pay your child support obligation. You indicated in your question that you had money to pay other bills. Well guess what - that money should have went to child support as that is your most important bill.

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