Wick & Trautwein, LLC
Call Today
Local: 970-237-5694
Toll Free: 866-686-1410

Judge bans deadbeat dad from further procreation

Whatever their family background, children have a right to be supported by both parents. The court system and child support guidelines in Colorado and elsewhere typically provide for all children to be supported by their parents, even if one parent does not have custody of the child. Despite their best efforts, however, the courts have yet to find a way to stop men and women from having children that they cannot afford, and child support enforcement is difficult and costly. This is a problem not just in Colorado, but nationwide.

A recent ruling by a court may serve as a deterrent for those parents who shirk the responsibility of providing for the financial needs of their offspring. A 44-year-old father in a Midwestern state landed in hot water with a judge after being charged with failure to pay child support to the tune of more than $100,000 for nine children with six different women.

The judge in this case ruled that the defendant must not have any more children until he can prove that he is able to provide for them and went on record as wishing that he had the judicial authority to order the man to be sterilized. That authority does not exist.

The father said that he will abide by the judge's ruling even though it found it "hasty."

The collection of child support is a major issue for many children in this country. Millions of dollars in delinquent payments go uncollected each year at the expense of the children who need this money. But does that preclude a person's individual liberty over their own body?

Source: JSOnline.com, "Behind in child support dad barred from having more kids," Dec. 4, 2012.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Lead Counsel Rated | LC
  • BBB | Accredited Business
  • 10 Best 2017 Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys
  • Preeminent AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | PeerReviewRated
  • Best's Client Recommended Insurance Attorneys Listed Over 25 Year
  • Expertise Best car accident Attorneys in fort collins 2018

Fort Collins Office
323 South College Avenue #3
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Toll Free: 866-686-1410
Phone: 970-237-5694
Fax: 970-482-8929
Fort Collins Law Office Map

Windsor Office
421 Main Street
Windsor, CO 80535

Toll Free: 866-686-1410
Windsor Law Office Map

Review Us
Providing You With The Information You Need To
Make The Right Choices For Your Future

We Take Your Emails Seriously

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy