A Florida parent who owes child support can be faced with financial challenges in the event of being fired or suffering serious health problems. Typically, the support payments don't stop because of these types of situations without the involvement of a court. As unpaid support mounts, it can become overwhelming. In many cases, the parents who tend to be labeled as deadbeats are actually challenged by adverse financial situations that make compliance difficult or impossible.
Florida parents who are going through a divorce may be interested to learn that actor Sherri Shepherd was ordered to pay child support for a son born to a surrogate mother. Although Shepherd and the child have no DNA ties, courts in Pennsylvania deemed her the boy's legal mother in 2015 and ordered her to pay support. Her appeal was denied by both an appellate court in November 2015 and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in early March 2016.