Massachusetts managed a victory in child support enforcement. On Monday, June 22, one of the state’s most wanted child support delinquents agreed to pay $15,000 in child support to the mother of his son.
Gilbert Allen Smith pleaded guilty to criminal nonsupport in a hearing in Northampton District Court. Smith received three years on probation.
In February, the Department of Revenue released a “10 most wanted” poster of fathers who hadn’t paid child support. Smith was ranked seventh.
Mary A. Likins will receive the entire $15,000 by Friday of this week. The couple, who never married, have a 16-year-old son together. In 1994 Likins separated from Smith, and he stopped paying child support in 1995.
Judge Richard J. Carey also ordered Smith to pay $80 a week in child support and an additional $1,500 every six months to cover the $44,315 in unpaid child support he owes.
Source: The Republican