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California Courts Reject Conrad Murray's Child Support Request

Many people might be aware of Dr. Conrad Murray's legal trouble when it comes to his criminal case involving Michael Jackson's death. The man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of the pop star.

Yet many people may not be familiar with his second legal case that involves his battle with overdue child support. Associated Press reports that the doctor owes about $16,000 in back child support to the mother of his 12-year-old son. In California's Santa Clara County Superior Court, Conrad Murray was recently denied a request for his court order to be relieved.

If the doctor's medical license is pulled because of his delinquent child support, family lawyers say that the man's ability to pay future child support will be at risk. This could of course have a domino effect. The man doesn't pay child support, which means he looses his medical license in Nevada, which means he can no longer pay future child support and could mean that he will have trouble paying for his legal defense in the Michael Jackson case.

In states like Arizona, lowering child support payments is a simple process and can be done at any time. With the help of Phoenix family family lawyers, Arizona residents can modify their child support agreements if there's been a change in circumstances that relates to one parent's income. In Maricopa County, there are even Child Support Modification Workshops offered each month. Through these workshops, parents can learn what criteria they must meet and the procedures that they most go through in order to modify a child support agreement.

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