The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched an online list labeled the “Most Wanted Deadbeat Parents List” last year. At the top of that list was a man who owed $1.2 million in child support payments for three children from his two former marriages.

The 50-year-old man pleaded guilty recently in an East Coast courtroom on two counts of failing to pay child support dating back to at least 2002. When the man first became delinquent, he fled to Florida in the hopes of avoiding the payments. Later he would flee to Thailand where he apparently became tired of living on the run and subsequently contacted authorities in the later part of last year.

Back in November of last year, man flew from Thailand to the Philippines where he was promptly deported from back to the U.S. because he lacked proper identification. The man faces up to four years in prison and must still pay back the child support that is and will be due. Part of his plea agreement includes the waiver of his rights to appeal the guilty plea.

The women who he owes the child support to prefer that rather than serving time in prison, that he is able to be free as soon as possible to begin earning an income to make the owed payments. He already has an offer to resume work in his old trade as a car salesman once he is released.

If you are having trouble receiving child support payments that are due to you, please contact a family law attorney. Their skills and knowledge will be able to help you address the issues at the center of the dispute in a manner that will best serve your interests through legal channels.

Source: Fox News, “Man dubbed nation’s top deadbeat dad admits owing $1.2 million,” Feb. 22, 2013

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