If someone is incarcerated, how are they supposed to pay child support? Many of those who are currently spending time in jail continue to accrue interest on all unpaid child support. However, an inmate can request that the court reduce child support orders during incarceration or suspend child support orders during incarceration.
During a prison term, the parent who is incarcerated must show that they are unable to pay the support amount owed. It’s up to the judge to decide whether or not the person will be held in contempt of court for failing to provide for their children.
When this Miami-Dade judge meets a man who has been in and out of prison for 23 years, she is absolutely taken aback by how much back child support he owes.
“I’ve been in prison for 23 years. I’m a good father believe me,” the man explains to Judge Mindy S. Glazer.
Apparently, this guy has fathered 14 children and owes over $48,000 in child support.
In order to make bond, the judge initially tells him that he must come up with the full amount or face staying locked up. But then she seems to have a change of heart.
Watch the video above to see how she treated someone who was unable to pay his dues. Let’s just say she did this man a huge favor.