Does Somebody Claim That You Are Behind on Your New Jersey Child Support Obligation? Don’t Ignore the Issue.
Richard Martin-Trowers is the star of the VH1 reality series “Love and Hip Hop,” on which he is known a Rich Dollaz. Mr. Trowers’ television show, now in its fourth season, chronicles the lives of hip hop personalities. He is also the CEO of Dollaz Unlimited and has started a foundation for battered women and children in Memphis.
However, according to a warrant which was issued for alleged child support arrearages, Mr. Trowers owes $21,000 for back child support to a woman named Chaundrea Nicole, who claims that Trowers is the father of her 13-year-old daughter and has been refusing to submit to a paternity test for years.
His recent encounter with law enforcement began when he was stopped for double-parking behind the Edgewater, New Jersey Police Department headquarters. Police approached his car just as Trowers was returning from buying a hamburger at a Five Guys restaurant. When they asked for his name, he gave a false one, Richard Escobar. They discovered his real identity, placed him in handcuffs, and charged him with hindering apprehension.
Mr. Trowers was released from jail after posting $1,000 bail, only to be taken into custody again by sheriff’s officers who jailed him on the outstanding child support warrant. He was released again after coming up with one half of the $21,000 allegedly owed.
Trowers later insisted that the failure to pay child support was just a mix-up after he relocated from New Jersey to Atlanta and that he has resolved the problem. In statements to the media, Ms. Nicole clearly did not agree.
Disputes over New Jersey child support and paternity can be contentious, and ignoring those disputes rarely ends well. Regardless of which side of the dispute you are on, you need the help of experienced New Jersey child support and paternity lawyers.
Salvaggio Law Group devotes its entire practice to New Jersey family law matters, including child support and paternity, and can help you resolve those issues in or out of court.
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