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Convicted Rapists May Pay Child Support Despite Loss of Rights

Parents who divorce are required to continue to financially support their children. Generally, whichever parent does not have custody of the children will pay child support to the parent who does - the custodial parent. However, Pennsylvania residents should be aware that child support is not limited to the context of divorce. In fact, even children born as a result of a sexual assault are entitled to be supported.

Cop murders mother and child to escape child support payments

A police officer allegedly murdered an aspiring sheriff's deputy and left their baby to die in a hot car to avoid paying child support. The officer's double murder trial began recently in Prince George County, and the officer faces two counts of first degree murder for allegedly killing his 20-year-old girlfriend and their 1-year-old daughter in 2011. The mother and the child went missing a day before the cop was scheduled for a child-support hearing in a paternity suit involving their 1-year-old daughter.

Delinquent child support payments equal serious penalties

Raising a child is an endeavor mostly shared by parents. In Pennsylvania, there are a lot of issues that could result from one parent's request for child support. Some parents may have recently divorced and the custodial parent may have a hard time providing for all the needs of their children. There are also cases of unmarried couples where one parent seeks child support payments from the other. The father may request a paternity test in this case.

Child support required for proper upbringing

The proper upbringing of their children is the primary concern for all parents, but child rearing is all the more challenging for divorced parents. Looking after a child single-handedly can be both physically and financially taxing. Child support from both parents ensures a secure future for the children.

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