|Posted: January 15, 2014, 5:36 pm - IP Logged|
Actually the reference to Indiana law is not quite accurate or that automatic.
One has to first make every effort to exhaust all civil remedies available in order to
enforce and collect the child support arrearage.
Only, if this is unsuccessful, criminal charges MAY be appropriate. Indiana Code 35-46-1-5 provides that a
person who knowingly or intentionally fails to provide support to a dependent,
commits Nonsupport of a Child, a class D felony.
Local prosecutors have a lot of discretion on these matters.