Can not paying child support affect my application to become a U.S. citizen?

I am a permanent resident and I am considering applying to become a U.S. citizen. My ex-wife and I are involved in a huge dispute and I have not paid child support to my ex-wife in several months. Can not paying child support affect my application to become a U.S. citizen?

One requirement to be eligible for naturalization is that the Applicant must be a person of good moral character for a required period of time prior to filing an application. Federal regulations define a lack of good moral character as a person who wilfully failed or refused to support dependents. If you face this situation, please call our office to schedule a consultation to evaluate your eligibility, whether you are in Frisco or Dallas, Texas, or via Skype anywhere in the U.S.

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