Mother Jailed for Failing to Pay Child Support

Nov 16, 2015, 08:07 ET from Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney James Nieland from the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving delivered a hard-fought victory in Cook County for a dedicated and loving father and his three children by persuading a Judge to jail the children's mother for failing to pay child support.  It was yet another compelling victory for fathers who, compared to mothers, are far more likely to be incarcerated for failure to pay support due to inherent bias in the system.  James Nieland's court win was but one more in a line of challenging cases prosecuted by the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving in which a mother actually received the most severe punitive measure available by law for failure to provide financial support for her own children.  But more meaningful than the precedential impact of the case's outcome was the financial relief Nieland secured for the hard-working father who, through long hours doing tough factory work struggling to meet his children's needs, will get the financial support he is entitled to for his kids.  Nieland's tenacity and legal acumen brought justice and hope to this divorced father. 

Before the mother was incarcerated, she was originally ordered to pay a significantly reduced support amount.  However, despite this advantage, the mother paid only a small fraction of what she owed.  To convince the court to invoke the more severe penalty of incarceration, Nieland adeptly demonstrated not only the mother's persistent disregard for the court's support order, but also the father's circumstances in supporting the parties' family.  Nieland's court success provided much needed financial assistance to three children and preserved this father's hope and faith in our system of justice.  

Attorney James C. Nieland has successfully represented clients in extremely complex and sophisticated family law matters, including divorce and child custody. Nieland received his Juris Doctorate from the College of Law at the University of Iowa and served as a distinguished editor of its international law journal, Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems.

Attorney Jeffery M. Leving is internationally known for protecting fathers' rights, rescuing kidnapped children from around the world and reuniting them with their families. He takes great pride in consistently achieving positive results for his clients. Leving's latest book, How to be a Good Divorced Dad, received praise from President Barack Obama, and was endorsed by Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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