In the United States, courts order a non-custodial parent to pay child support in order to ensure that a child's best interests are protected at all times. The money that a custodial parent receives in the form of child support is utilized to meet the child's financial requirements. Therefore, when child support payments are not received on time, many custodial parents and children face substantial financial difficulties. To avoid such issues, child support payments are deducted from a non-custodial parent's paycheck.
A recent incident that garnered immense national media attention was that of a non-custodial father. According to reports, the 43-year-old father allegedly failed to pay the full amount in child support for his 12-year-old son for several months.