Despite court documents from early 2012 claiming the former NBA star was broke, Dennis Rodman has been sentenced for failure to pay child support. Rodman, known for his often bizarre off-the-court antics, was found guilty of four counts of contempt for failing to pay child support in 2011. A superior court judge sentenced the 51-year-old former player to 104 hours of community service work and three years of probation. The probation is to remain informal as long as Rodman continues making alimony and child support payments.
In Virginia, non-custodial parents who repeatedly fail to make child support payments face a number of penalties. These include fines, wage deduction, suspension of driving privileges, probation and even jail time in some cases. In order to avoid such harsh sentences, Virginia residents accused of failing to pay child support should contact an experienced family law attorney to best represent their interests in court. A parent finding a support obligation difficult to manage can also seek a modification prior to facing penalties.