Family Law

Top 10 Deadbeat Parents Targeted in Calif. County's Most Wanted Poster

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They’re reportedly the worst of the worst in Los Angeles County, owing between $63,000 and $427,000 in unpaid child support concerning a total of 17 children.

So, under a new program unveiled today, these 10 individuals will be featured on a public most-wanted poster, reports the Los Angeles Times. In addition to owing, together, a total of $2 million, the 10 have also displayed “patterns of behavior that have gone to extremes to avoid child support payments,” says David Sommers, who works as an aide to county supervisor Don Knabe.

The poster is part of an aggressive child support enforcement program that apparently began late last year, under which those who violate court orders to pay child support are arrested and can be jailed. Before then, “we were entirely reliant on … coincidental enforcement by other agencies to clear warrants,” says Wayne Dross, who heads the county’s Child Support Services Criminal Prosecution Division.

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