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Former Bulls Great Ordered to Pay Child Support

Posted on in Divorce

Dennis Rodman was known as a rebounding machine before he joined the Chicago Bulls in 1995.  While he played for the Bulls, he won three titles alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.  His personal life was considerably wild; he was notorious for his "bad boy" persona and willingness to act outlandish both on and off the court.  He ever showed up to a book signing in a wedding dress and claimed he was marrying himself in 1996.

In 1999, Rodman met Michelle Moyer who he had two children with in 2000 and 2001.  They were married on his 42nd birthday in 2003.  There union was tenuous, as Michelle filed for divorce in 2004 yet the couple spent years trying to reconcile.  During that time, Rodman had multiple issues with alcohol and spousal abuse.  The divorce was finalized earlier in 2012.  At that time, Michelle claimed that Dennis owed back child and spousal support.

On Thursday, December 6th, Rodman was found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support to Michelle.  Rodman claimed that he unintentionally paid too little which is why he didn&t receive any jail time or community service.  They agreed to this sum outside of court, although Michelle’s lawyer argued in court that the figure totaled to be around $850,000.  He was also informed that he could face jail time if he does not pay the back child support.

The former couple still has to agree to details about custody and visitation for their two children, which they hope to complete outside of court.  It is important that these details are solved in proactive ways because parents need to be part of their children’s lives.  If you are concerned about your divorce, contact an experienced divorce lawyer in Arlington Heights who can facilitate an agreement for you and your family.

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