Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Ohio counties arrest delinquent child support obligors

Parents delinquent in paying child support were locked up yesterday during the ninth annual Ohio statewide roundup. Nearly 40 counties participated in the sweep with teams pursuing wanted obligors throughout the state. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, more than 2,000 arrests have been made since “roundup day” began in 1997.  If a parent fails to pay support for 26 out of 104 consecutive weeks, a fifth-degree felony charge can be made.  Upon conviction, a delinquent obligor may spend up to a year in prison. Source:  Christy Arnold, Cincinnati Enquirer, Click here for the complete story (last visited October 5, 2005, REO).

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