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How long can someone stay in jail for not paying child aupport

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If someone gets arrested for not oaying child support and they don't work how long can they keep then in jail before they realise then

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There is no specific set time. Usually, when the person is first detained, the person is brought to Court and there is a hearing to determine what amount is needed in order to get out of jail. The length of time really depends on the amount that is owed and whether the necessary sum is paid. Ultimately, the Court will have to hold an ability to pay hearing where this person can state his/her position.

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