Number One Dead Beat Dad Caught

father's rights lawyerRobert Sand, age 50, of Syosset, New York, has been described as the “most wanted dead beat parent.”   He has recently plead guilty to criminal charges for failure to pay 1.2 million dollars in child support payments related to two previous marriages.

Mr. Sand has been hiding for more than 10 years.  He was recently arrested in the Philippines.  The Philippines extradited him to the United States in December of 2012.  Mr. Sands admits that he has been on the run to avoid paying his child support payments for more than a decade.

Nassau County Family Court Issues Arrest Warrant

In the year 2000, an arrest warrant was issued by the Family Court in Nassau County for Mr. Sand.  To avoid being arrested, he moved to Florida and thereafter left the country.  In 2009, he was indicted for failure to make child support payments.  He currently faces approximately three years in Federal prison under Federal sentencing guidelines.

Mr. Sands had lived in Syosset, Long Island, New York and had been involved in the auto auction business.  It is estimated during the 1990’s his income was between $500,000 and $600,000 per year.


You can run but you can’t hide forever from your financial obligation to support your children.

 About The Author

assistance for fathers seeking custody of their childrenElliot S. Schlissel, Esq. is a fathers rights lawyer representing fathers in divorce proceedings, family court proceedings and all issues affecting fathers marital rights and  father’s visitations rights with their children.

About Elliot S. Schlissel

Elliot S. Schlissel, Esq. has spent more that 45 years representing individuals in matrimonial and family law cases.