Often in these times, a big impediment to ongoing relationships of fathers and their children is the state’s intervention.
A Fragile Families study showed a majority of unmarried fathers were very involved with their infants and planned to stay that way. About 80 percent provided financial support to their child’s mother during pregnancy and planned to support the child. About half were romantically involved and living with the child’s mother at the time of birth; another 30 percent were dating but did not live together. Only 10 percent had little or no contact with their babies.
via Study: Majority of unwed dads involved with infants » Knoxville News Sentinel.
How many 19 year olds do you know who earn over $100,000 a year?
Johnston’s payments are based on estimated income of $105,000 and are retroactive to May 2009. The payments are slightly lower for January through April 2009 because of Johnston’s lower income.
via Nation & World | Dad of Palin grandson ordered to pay child support | Seattle Times Newspaper.
It would be interesting to know just how many people are in jail across the U.S. for failure to pay child support.
The incident in November started with McCoy's arrest after failing to pay child support. A sheriff's deputy told him to remove the gold grill attached to his teeth. But when McCoy, 31, told the deputy it was permanently attached, Lt. Tanya Mayhew stepped in. She put on a rubber glove, stuck her hand in his mouth and yanked out the gold jewelry grill cemented to his teeth
via Ripping grill off teeth of man in custody costs Metro $100,000 | tennessean.com | The Tennessean.