While some people know that they are behind on child support payments, others are caught by surprise when they are confronted with a bill or a warrant for arrest.
A father in Albuquerque, New Mexico, called a local news station for help after he received a shocking child support bill in the mail.
According to ABC KOAT 7 News, Keith Walker claimed that he got a bill in the mail for $84,000 even though he alleges that he religiously pays for his daughter’s child support. He told the news source that he feels helpless and defeated, as he doesn’t understand why he was targeted for this type of delinquency.
“(I’ve had) a lot of sleepless nights of, am I going to get arrested? After that aired, am I going to get arrested tomorrow, after paying for 18 years?” Walker said to the news source.
Walker also noted that this ordeal has hurt his credit and led to the revocation of his license. The Los Angeles Times reported that credit card companies take failed payments into account when determining loans for individuals.