A man has gone missing in the state of Florida and news sources are claiming he owes nearly $500,000 in child support for his two daughters. Fifty-two-year-old Constantine Theoharis was last seen paddle boarding in the Atlantic Ocean a little over three weeks ago and has since been missing. He was scheduled to appear in court in Broward County on March 20th, which happened to be the same day he disappeared. The hearing was rescheduled for March 27th, but he was a no-show again.
After missing court twice and failing to show up for work as a commercial real estate agent, family, friends, and police became concerned about Theoharis’ whereabouts.
CBS Miami interviewed Theoharis’ brother Richard, and he said that his brother is “very capable on the paddleboard so it seems fishy to me.” He said that his brother was “under pressure and he owed $600,000 and didn’t have it.” He also said that his missing brother was “afraid the judge would throw him in jail.” Many people who are close to Theoharis say he was experienced in the water and would spend a lot of time out on it with his brothers. He was even said to be an accomplished diver and boater. Theoharis was last seen near North Atlantic Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale on a blue paddleboard, paddling northbound in the Atlantic.
Although he and his wife divorced back in 2008, apparently, he wasn’t able to afford the child support payments which eventually accrued into an amount Theoharis simply couldn’t afford. Whether his disappearance is connected to the amount of money he owes, that has not yet been confirmed.
When Child Support and Other Court-Ordered Payments Become Too Much
There are many divorces that end with one party having to pay child support or alimony and sometimes, this payment can become a burden when you simply aren’t able to afford it. The fact is, the outcome of some divorce cases can sometimes leave an ex-partner struggling to make ends meet financially which is why it is important that they hire a Milton, FL divorce lawyer during the initial stages of their case. Divorce attorneys can help ensure the outcome of a divorce is fair and that their client isn’t being forced into a financial agreement that is more than they can afford. Whether this is the case with Theoharis, that isn’t clear, but it is for many divorced couples.
Therefore, if you are in the process of filing for divorce in Milton, FL and haven’t yet retained a family law attorney to help you, now is the time to do so. Sometimes, judges award one party more than they are entitled to and without having a divorce lawyer to back you up, this is a risk you could potentially face. So, if you would like to be connected with one for the best divorce attorneys in Milton, FL who can provide you with advice, guidance, and legal representation, contact The Law Office of Laura S. Coleman today.
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