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Doctor loses license for non-payment of child support

| Apr 16, 2014 | Child Support

Children are often the worst affected in a divorce. The emotional turbulence hits them hard and and parents should always try to keep the best interests of the child in mind and try to avoid difficult custody disputes. Every child needs financial support for everyday needs like food, clothes and medical care Therefore, Montgomery, Tennessee, residents would agree that the child support system is essential for the healthy upbringing of the child.

Child support delinquency is, nonetheless, an ugly reality. Recently, a doctor in Oklahoma landed in deep trouble for not paying child support. A judge ordered that his license be revoked for owing $20,000 in payment. The Oklahoma medical board said that the move may be costly to the doctor’s career. All the hospitals have been notified and he cannot practice medicine. The board also said that the doctor will get back his license only after he agrees to make the payment.

All states have specific laws governing child support. Under most circumstances, payment depends on the parent who has legal custody or the spouse who earns more. In most child support arrangements, the obligor must make monthly payments to the custodial parent. The amount of those payments depends upon the circumstances of the particular case.

If a child support obligor is having difficulty making timely payments, they should research their legal options. In some situations, they may be able to persuade the court that a material change in their life circumstances warrants a child support modification.

On the other hand, parents who are due to receive child support should know their rights when it comes to collecting. Delinquent payments can impact the child’s care and no parent should have to forego their child’s best interest due to the other parent failing to make child support payments.

Source:, “Oklahoma doctor has license revoked for not paying child support,” Meg Alexander, April 7, 2014


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