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Does a father have to pay child support while he is in prison?

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2011-05-08 13:59:34
2011-05-08 13:59:34

No, because he's not making any money, but as soon as he hits the streets he has to get a job (according to the justice system and the parole board) and keep in touch with his parole officer. Then you should start seeing some of that child support.

How can you keep in touch with his parole officer? Are they actually alowwed to give out any information?

ANSWERYES, he does, i knew some one who got locked up and was on child support, and right now he owes the mother 30000 dollars and 2 years later he just finished paying it, plus he has to continue with it as life as usual

If there was a child support order in place prior to the father's incarceration, then he continues to rack up the debt every month he's there. He should petition the court for a modification of support based on his drastic change of circumstances. That way, he won't emerge owing her $50,000.

But the minute he gets out, she'll run to the court for an upward modification, and we would hope that he will be able to find a job and step up to the plate again.

I would think that they could pay child support from prison. They make money. They have a job. I am doing some research on the topic now so when I find more information I will post it here.

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