Palm Beach County Judge Smith finally had enough! She recently incarcerated a Lockheed Martin engineer for his continued refusal to pay support to a LaBovick Law Group client.
Having given the man multiple occasions to cure his failures, Judge Smith finally said enough's enough. The father was led away in handcuffs Tuesday and will probably spend the Thanksgiving weekend in jail. Turkey loaf might cure his contemptuous behavior! Having to pay additional attorneys fees might also fix his attitude.
As a family law practitioner, I represent several parents who are owed substantial monies for back child support. One of those clients is owed more than $400,000. Eventually it catches up to you: I recently liened his personal injury case and also obtained an order authorizing me to pursue foreclosure of his home in order to collect this support.
Many years ago, I successfully garnished the Dodge Trust for outstanding support obligations. In addition to collecting several hundred thousand dollars of past support obligations, I also recovered all attorneys fees paid by my client in pursuing the father of my client’s child.
Compelling the payment of past support obligations is a tough job. Many of these deadbeats feel entitled to continue to ignore their past obligations and actually seem insulted that we would try to collect against them. However, these cases are winnable!