NonPayment of Child Support Laws in Missouri
Failure to pay child support can result in jail time and felony criminal record. If your child support payments fall behind for over six (6) months you will be looking at a felony and serious jail time. Some judges will make the stipulation that your bail is your back child support. Under six (6) months in considered a misdemeanor. Which doesn't mean that it's less of a problem it still needs to be taken care of.
You can always look into the Family Fair Share Program. They can help you get back on track. They will help you with altering your child support payments and can help you with school or just to better yourself. This is all with the understanding that even though they lower your payments temporarily, your child support will be adding up at the end. You will end up in the arrears and later when you are caught up they will add a specific amount on top of your normal child support payment.
Offenses Against Families - NonPayment of Child Support