Paying court-ordered child support is an important thing for parents to keep up on. Not only does paying child support ensure that one's children are adequately being taken care of financially, it can also help to avoid serious legal problems in Missouri or in any other state. This is the message one county government decided to send in a recent sweep operation aimed at parents who were behind on their child support payments.
The county sheriff's department recently conducted a sweep operation in mid-September. The sweep, which had taken place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., was aimed at 45 individuals who currently had outstanding warrants for not paying their child support. The sheriff's department arrested 14 people during the operation. Also, approximately $7,000 had been collected during the sweep.