Failure To Pay Child Support May Cost Baseball Player His Job
Posted on Feb 1, 2012 12:00am PST
As parents are going through a divorce in Georgia, determining child support
can be complicated. One parent may feel they are paying too much, while
the other may feel they are not receiving enough. Whatever the case may
be, child support is critical for the well-being of a child. In recent
days, one man has come under fire for failing to pay child support.
Vicente Padilla is hoping to be in the starting rotation for the Boston
Red Sox, but he won't be suiting up anytime soon if he does not pay
child support to the mother of his three-year-old child.
Padilla is from Nicaragua and is in danger of being arrested for failing
to pay $540 each month in child support. In addition, officials in Nicaragua
have forbidden the baseball player from leaving the country until he has paid up.
The 34-year-old pitcher most recently played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He has played professional baseball for the past 13 years and is estimated
to have earned more than $50 million in that time.
Earlier this month, Padilla signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox.
Under the deal, he will be paid $1.5 million if he makes the team's
roster. However, he is competing against three other pitchers for the
position, and it appears that the team will have an easier decision to
make if the baseball player fails to show up for spring training.
In a situation like this, it appears that Padilla has th
e resources to pay the necessary child support. Although anger towards
the other parent can be a reason that some people use to stop making child
support payments, it is important to remember that at the center of it
all is a child.