In the past, NBA star Allen Iverson has run into issues when it comes to paying child support on time. In an effort to try and avoid this, his ex-wife has asked for Iverson to pay upfront the $1.2 million that would cover the lifetime of his child support payments.
In this case, Iverson and his ex-wife Tawanna Iverson have five children together. The youngest will turn 18 in October 2026. Tawanna Iverson’s idea is that if her ex-husband just pays up front, she will no longer have to worry about him falling behind on payments and the two winding up back in court.
According to a recent news report, Allen Iverson has been ordered to pay $8,000 a month in child support for his five children. However, the parents of these children have ended up in court numerous times over unpaid child support. Even just this last July, the two were in court for $40,000 in back child support.
For Tawanna Iverson, her idea is to just receive one lump sum payment that she will supposedly put in a trust fund for the children.
If this ends up happening, over the next 13 years Allen Iverson is expected to pay $1.272 million in child support. In theory, this would mean he would be giving his ex-wife a one-time lump sum payment for $1.272 million and no longer have to worry about making payments on time.
Regardless of how this case turns out though, fathers in Missouri can learn from the Iverson child support drama. While most fathers will not be paying nearly as much in child support, any father who does fall behind on payments will find himself having to go to court.
This is why it is important for fathers to have a good understanding of how child support works.
In Missouri, child support guidelines are used in order to determine how much a parent will give or receive. However, trying to figure this amount out alone can be confusing and overwhelming. This is where an attorney with experience handling child support in Missouri can step in.
Source: examiner.com, “Tawanna Iverson wants $1.2 million in advanced child support,” Sept. 1, 2013