Evander Holyfield is known worldwide for his legendary boxing career. Holyfield
was a gifted boxer who knocked out or outlasted opponents in the boxing
ring for many years. However, the Atlanta, Georgia, resident is now set
for another fight, not in the ring but in the confines of a courtroom.
The man nicknamed "the real deal" is set to appear in court after
failing to pay child support in an estimated amount of $325,000. The former
boxer, who reportedly has 11 children, may also lose his driving privileges
as the Georgia Department of Human Services threatened to suspend his
driver's license if he fails to pay child support.
Holyfield, now 50-years-old and past his boxing prime, has failed to keep
up with the court-mandated monthly payments of $3,000 for one of his children.
During his prime Holyfield won several boxing titles, numerous multi-million
dollar endorsement deals, appeared in films and joined a reality dance
competition. Yet those days are behind the boxer and he has been ordered
to appear in court in August for the resolution of his child support case,
as well as the status of his driver's license.
Much like the famed boxer, a Georgia parent may fail to pay child support
when finances are not what they used to be and that parent is struggling
to pay bills. Being in between jobs, losing investments and high medical
expenses after being sick can all be factors. This can cause the supporting
parent to delay or not pay child support, which, in turn, can result in
disputes between divorced parents.
Fortunately, child support payments can be modified. If a judge deems the
request appropriate and the reasons valid, changes to the initial child
support order may be made.