Some fathers in Maryland and across the country are confused about how to establish a relationship with their children, but former child actor Darius McCrary formed an organization called FathersCare to assist fathers in need. The organization was designed to provide needed resources to fathers such as education and legal services with a goal for fathers to have better relationships with their children. Apparently, the organization has not been active for some time and likely has not been a source of help for Darius with his current legal trouble. Darius has recently requested a family court for a reduction in his child support payments.
McCrary played Eddie Winslow for years on the formally popular television show “Family Matters.” Sadly, 41-year-old McCrary’s acting career has not been very lucrative. He claims that his acting abilities only generated only $500 in income last year, and the actor’s most recent job only expects to generate him $875. To add to his financial stress, he has an unpaid debt to the Internal Revenue Service of $90,000. Despite the lower income, the actor has been expected to continue making child support payments.
McCrary reportedly is homeless and has been residing with extended family members. For unknown reasons, McCrary’s former wife has an active restraining order against the actor. Because of the restraining order, he has to pay for a court-ordered monitor every time he visits with his daughter. He is requesting the court to remove the requirement of a monitor because he cannot afford the fee.
As in this case, child support agreements can be disputed well past the initial agreement in a divorce settlement. Many spouses in Maryland find it beneficial to seek the advice of a family law attorney to advise them throughout the entire process. Many spouses find they need assistance during the divorce and in any legal hearings that occur in the following years.
Source: madamenoire.com, “Darius McCrary: I Only Make $500; I Can’t Afford Child Support“, Brande Victorian View, Nov. 17, 2017