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New law uses parents' jackpot winnings to pay child support

Having a child is a big responsibility. Even when the mother and father of a child choose not to be together, the child should still be cared for by both parents. When taking responsibility for their child, each parent will need to contribute monetarily. In many cases, this contribution may require either the mother or the father to pay child support. Despite a court order to pay child support and contribute to their child being cared for properly, there are still some parents who choose not to do so.

In Ohio, some parents have had to face the consequences of the other parent not paying child support and helping care for their children. A new law has been introduced that requires the winners of jackpots at casinos to have their names run through a database that will show if they owe child support or not. So far, there has been about $2 million that has been collected from parents who owe child support.

It is important for children to receive child support, especially if the custodial parent cannot care for the child alone. It is not fair for the child to suffer because their mother or father has chosen to spend their money and not make the contribution they should be making to ensure they are properly cared for. In this particular situation, the state has stepped in to make sure parents are making their child support payments, but this is something that doesn't always happen.

Anyone having an issue receiving child support from the other parent may want to contact an attorney. There are attorneys out there who are familiar with how to handle these types of cases and may be able to help parents get the child support that their children are owed. Your child deserves to be properly cared for and the money they receive in child support is important, as it makes a difference in your child's quality of life.

Source: Cincinnati.com," Ohio jackpot money seized for child support," Jessie Balmert, Aug. 6, 2015.

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