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Does A Parent Have to Pay Restitution for Their Child?

Parents have a lot to worry about. College tuition. Family health coverage. Orthodontics. Here is a fun fact. Parents are liable for the delinquent acts of their children up to $10,000. Most parents may well voluntarily pay for damage caused by their wayward offspring. Not all do. Experienced Baltimore criminal defense attorneys have seen that most parents are probably not aware that a court can order the payment,inappropriate circumstances,  which can lead to things like the garnishment of wages. The parent is entitled to a hearing before being compelled to pay for the wrongs of their children.

  -This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 4/1/20.

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Eric T Kirk

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School in New York, Eric Kirk has spent most of his 25 year legal career battling insurance companies to secure fair and just compensation for his clients in Maryland, New York, and Florida.