International

Failing to pay child support can keep you from becoming a US Citizen

Your application to become a US citizen may be denied for failure to pay child support. Why? Good Moral Character To become a citizen, you must exhibit “Good Moral Character” (GMC) during the preceding 5 years before your citizenship application. One of the conditional bars to showing you have GMC is not supporting your kids. Federal …

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WOULD YOU POST THE OTHER PARENT’S NON CHILD SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHAME THEM?

This topic originally appeared in the CNN article, ‘Dead Beat Kenya’ Facebook page claims to expose absentee parents by Faith Karimi. The article is worth the read as it does a fair job laying out both sides of the controversy of labeling a child’s non-custodial parent a “dead beat” on social media. In the age where anyone can …

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Q&A: DOES A CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE LOOK INTO IMMIGRATION STATUS?

This one is controversial. With all the legal and lay opinions on “anchor babies” and immigration reform, there is bound to be some heartfelt feelings on social policy and the welfare state when it comes to a discussion on whether state child support offices do or should investigate children’s or parents’ immigration status. During my …

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