Paying child support is something that some people accept they will have to do if they have a child with someone and the relationship doesn’t work out. In some cases, the parent who doesn’t have custody of the child willingly helps out with the expenses until a child support order is completed. In other cases, covering expenses for the child is only done after a court orders the person to pay child support. Bode Miller’s son’s mother, who is an ex-Marine, is claiming that the champion skier hasn’t helped out at all with the expenses for their 13-month-old son.
An attorney for the woman says that he hasn’t paid “a dime of child support” for the child. She also claims that the child custody battle between them is an ugly one. She says it is hard to be away from her baby when he is with his father.
Bode Miller’s attorney says that child support is pending in the man’s home state. His attorney denies the baby’s mother’s accusations against the skier, who just won a Bronze medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics. A Family Court judge has told Miller and the child’s mother that they must come to an agreement on a temporary child custody schedule or face coming back to court for a hearing.
Anyone who is going through a child custody battle might be concerned about child support payments. Making sure that the child’s best interests are protected while protecting yourself is vital. Getting answers to your questions pertaining to child support in Florida is vital before you go before the judge for a child support hearing.
Source: New York Post, “Bode Miller hasn’t paid ‘a dime’ of child support: lawyer” Rebecca Rosenberg and Josh Saul, Mar. 31, 2014