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Dennis Rodman Owes $500K in Back Child Support, Ex Says Their Kids Don't Have Medical Insurance

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Basketball badboy Dennis Rodman was found in contempt of court today and put on informal probation, and has been ordered to pay $500,000 in past-due child support to his ex-wife, Michelle.Rodman's probation is in place until December 31, 2013, according to City News Service. Should Rodman fail to pony up the payments for the back child support, though, he could face jail time, says Michelle Rodman's attorney.

The initial figure of owed money presented by an attorney for Rodman's ex was $850,000. That amount was challenged by Rodman's attorney, and the two sides agreed on $500,000 in a meeting outside of court.

Still unresolved are issues of custody and visitation for Rodman and his two children, a daughter and a son. A trial to cover those matters is set for January 24.

Their children, D.J. and Trinity, were born ahead of the couple's 2003 nuptials. Though they separated in 2004, they attempted to work out their relationship for some time, until their divorce was granted in 2012.

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Dennis Rodman lives in Florida, while Michelle Rodman continues to reside in a Costa Mesa apartment. Last summer she said she could not afford a car, and currently says their two children do not even have medical insurance.