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Ex-NFL player and reality star settle child support issue

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Chicago area reality television fans and professional football fans alike may be aware of the divorce between “Real Housewives of Atlanta” personality and former NFL player Bob Whitfield. Issues regarding divorce agreements have played out over the course of the last few season of the reality program. Those matters appear to now be reaching the point of resolution.

Recent reports indicate that the former football player has been ordered to pay he is ex at total of $75,000 in delinquent child support payments. He is supposed to pay $2,142 to the reality program personality each month.

The order likely did not come as a big surprise. This is due in part to the former professional athlete’s admission of being more than $81,000 behind in payments. In total, he missed paying 38 monthly child support payments.

The reason Bob Whitfield said that he had not made the monthly payments was one that is probably familiar to those facing this same situation-the lack of funds. In most cases in Chicago however, those claiming to not have the funds probably were never on the receiving end of a $30 million contract.

Aside from the large amounts of money involved in this case, the issue at the heart of it is really no different than those faced by individuals’ everyday throughout the state of Illinois. Nor is the way it was resolved. When a noncustodial parent in Chicago fails to make ordered payments, the parent who is supposed to be on the receiving end can follow up with legal action.

Source: African American Interest News, “Former NFL Star Ordered To Pay $75,000 In Over Due Child Support,” Oct. 24, 2012

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