Missouri law allows for a person to be charged with a misdemeanor or felony for not paying child support. The charge depends on the amount owed or what is called an arrearage (arrearage means: the amount owed in child support that hasn't been paid by the parent owing child support). These types of charges are extremely detrimental to a person's ability to pay child support. People charged with these offenses could be sentenced to prison or jail time and long periods of probation, which causes a perpetual cycle of not being able to pay child support. It is simple, if you are incarcerated or on probation, your ability to pay child support is limited if not non-existent. There is good news though! In many cases there are several ways to avoid or minimize charges dealing with this type of offense.
Attorney Travis Strobach not only handles criminal, but also family law. Therefore, he can file a motion to modify your child support to be more affordable. He may be able to even file a motion for abatement, which means some of what you owe in child support could be erased depending on the circumstance of the arrearage. Call today for your free consultation (314) 651-9360