Cipriano Law Offices, P.C.

Call 973-852-3346

Children's father in heap of legal trouble over child support

It's no secret that many New Jersey parents experience various problems regarding parenting plans when they decide to divorce. All sorts of issues need to be worked out, including those pertaining to custody, visitation and child support. One father in another state knows what it's like to find oneself facing serious legal problems when court-ordered support goes unpaid.

The man was reportedly ordered to pay child support to his children but has been dodging his obligations for quite some time. He even had his driver's license suspended because of the amount of child support he owed. At some point, rather than face up to his responsibilities or petition the court for modification as needed, he chose to flee to another state instead.

Authorities caught up with him there and he pleaded guilty to nonpayment of support. That resulted in a five-year prison sentence that the judge fully suspended. The judge then sentenced the father to supervised probation for five years. The final order handed down in these recent court proceedings states that the man must pay back more than $50,000 he owes in financial support to his children.

Most New Jersey parents want what's best for their kids and take their child support obligations very seriously. It's good to know that when changes occur in life that make payments no longer feasible, a concerned parent can request a change in an existing court order. It is never okay, however, to simply stop making payments, as made evident by this man's particular outcome.

Source:, "Man ducks child support for nearly a decade. Now he's ordered to pay more than $50,000", Patrick Ochs, March 14, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Best Readers Choice Awards Of Essex | 2018
  • IACP | International Academy of Collaborative Professionals NAFLA | Top Ten Rating | 2014
  •  Super lawyer | Melissa Cipriano
  • Super lawyer | Top 100 | New Jersey
  • Super lawyer | Top 50 Women | New Jersey
  • 10 Best 2016 | Client Satisfaction | 10 Best Female Attorney
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb | Top Attorney Divorce Avvo | Client choice 2015 | Divorce

Melissa Cipriano: Honored as a "Best of New Jersey Among our Most Distinguished Americans of Italian Descent" and conferred the "Stivale D'Italia Award of Excellence" by the Italian Tribune for her "honesty, integrity and dedication to fair and ethical business practices" and her "outstanding reputation as a Woman Whose Word is Her Bond".

*See methodology for inclusion at the websites listed: Super Lawyers, NAFLA, AIOFLA, and AVVO. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Email Us For A Response

Contact Cipriano Law Offices, P.C.

To learn more about our Essex County divorce and family lawyers, you may email us or call 973-852-3346 to schedule an initial consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


175 Fairfield Avenue
Suite 4C/D
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Toll Free: 800-646-0731
Phone: 973-852-3346
Fax: 973-403-8610
West Caldwell Law Office Map

Make a Payment