Wynn v. CravenAnnotate this Case
Over a period of fifteen years, mother Helen Wynn undercalculated by more than $72,000 the amount of child support a court had ordered father Robert Craven to pay. When the father sought a change in custody, she then demanded payment. The trial court rejected her belated claim on the basis that it was barred by the equitable doctrine of laches. The Supreme Court found that laches does not apply to claims for uncollected child support, and it reversed.