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Child support roundup: Powerball and public shaming

One way that a state, including Florida, can go about collecting delinquent child support payments is to levy on lottery winnings. That was amply seen recently following a New Jersey man's huge payday of about $152 million after taxes for winning a nearly $340 million Powerball jackpot.

Paternity suit, support demand dropped against Michael Jordan

Famed basketball player Michael Jordan has been involved previously in high-profile family law matters, including his 2006 divorce from ex-spouse Juanita Jordan. That dissolution reportedly involved a property division settlement that awarded Juanita Jordan nearly $170 million.

Surprise: Ex-NBA great Rodman back in court on child support matter

Former professional basketball star Dennis Rodman was back in court last week after falling behind in his child support payments. The judge ruled that Rodman was in contempt of court and instructed the star to pay $500,000 to his ex-wife to make up for his negligence in paying child support.

Amid bankruptcy, Sapp seeks turnover in child support payments

Since his playing days in Florida, former professional football player Warren Sapp has encountered a series of financial issues. Not only has the defensive tackle decided to file personal bankruptcy in the last year, but he is also seeking a legal modification of his child support payments.

Some Florida parents could benefit from global child support treaty

The United States is one step closer to actively collecting child support from some non-paying parents with obligations living outside the country. The House of Representatives voted to ratify a 2007 international treaty that will ensure families of support they are legally entitled to receive.

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