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KSLA News 12 Editorial: Feb. 3rd-Child Support

Parents should be responsible for the support of their children. That's a fact.

But way too many times estranged fathers and mothers do not pay the required child support. They simply abandon their children and their responsibility.

This week a KSLA News 12 Special Report focused our attention on the problem. Anchorman Pat Simon was there when parents, delinquent on their child support payments, were arrested by deputies in Caddo Parish. Some parents haven't paid child support in years amounting to thousands and thousands of dollars.

Arrests like these are a last resort. Often times, offenders wages are garnished or money is retrieved from tax refund checks and even social security.

Here's the bottom line: parents should live up to their obligation to pay the support of their children or possibly end up on T.V. and in jail.

I'm James Smith.

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