Flagrant Nonsupport Law & Legal Definition


Flagrant nonsupport is an offense in which a person fails to provide support which he can reasonably provide and which he knows he has a duty to provide.

The following is an example of a state statute (Kentucky) on flagrant nonsupport:

KRS § 530.050. A person is guilty of flagrant nonsupport when he persistently fails to provide support which he can reasonably provide and which he knows he has a duty to provide by virtue of a court or administrative order to a minor or to a child adjudged mentally disabled, indigent spouse or indigent parent and the failure results in:

a. an arrearage of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000);

b. six (6) consecutive months without payment of support; or

c. the dependent having been placed in destitute circumstances.