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If someone is NC is sent to jail for nonsupport, after they

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If someone is NC is sent to jail for nonsupport, after they serve their 30 days, do they still owe the child support? And what is done after that? My ex-daughter-in-law was given the opportunity to pay $1200 or go to jail for 30 days. She chose the 30 days thinking that would wipe the bill clean. What will actually happen?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 7 years ago.

Dear hemdondl - If this was an arrearage of child support and she was jailed for contempt of court it will not wipe out the obligation. She still owes the money and can go to jail again if she fails to pay. If this was a choice between paying a fine or going to jail then the fine could be waived.

 

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