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Rapper arrested in Atlanta for failing to pay child support

A Texas-based hip-hop artist who failed to settle his child support payments was recently apprehended by authorities in Atlanta after receiving an award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, an October 12 article of Daily News stated.

Reports said rapper “Scarface” was arrested on October 9th at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center after being honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop” award. The arrest of the 44-year-old rapper, whose real name is Brad Terrence Jordan, was confirmed by a statement coming from Fulton County Jail. A bond of $482,190 was set after his arrest. Further details of Scarface’s arrest were not revealed, and his representative did not commented on the situation.

Sadly, many families struggle to work together after a separation, but upholding legal agreements is especially crucial when children are involved. The Raleigh attorneys at Marshall & Taylor, PLLC, will work with you to pursue legal steps that will help ensure your former partner honors the child support agreement by making his or her payments on time. To learn more, call us today at (919) 833-1040.

Millions of dollars in child support go unpaid each year

Data from the North Carolina Health and Human Services showed that $280 million in child support, out of the total court-ordered amount of $815 million, went unpaid in 2014–revealing the difficult situation that many single parents face, WNCN reported on April 30.

A national statistical breakdown of custodial parents who were eligible for child support payments in 2013 include: 82% women; 79% are 30-years-old or over; 57% have just one eligible child; 29% have an income below the federal poverty level, among others. The percentages of those eligible for child support also vary vastly by ethnicity.

For the past five years North Carolina has collected only about 65% of child support payments owed.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh understand how important child support can be for parents. This is why we work diligently for the construction of fair child support arrangements, as well as the enforcement of these arrangements if the other parent refuses to pay. To learn more, call our offices at (919) 833-1040 today.