A family judge ordered Bobby Brown arrested if he steps foot in Massachusetts after he failed to show up at a hearing Monday over delinquent child support payments. Brown's attorney said it's a "very difficult time" for Brown, 37, whose tumultuous marriage to singer Whitney Houston is coming to an end after she filed for a legal separation earlier this month.
"Whether or not he's going through a divorce doesn't negate the fact that he still owes child support relative to his two children that he had prior to his marriage," said Norfolk Probate and Family Court Judge Paula Carey.
Kim Ward, of Stoughton, the mother of two of Brown's children, says Brown owes two months' support, or $11,000.
Brown has a history of legal troubles with those support payments.
In June 2004, Brown was sentenced to 90 days in prison for missing three months of payments. That sentence was immediately suspended after Brown made back payments totaling about $15,000. (source - - Thanks Mz. Confucius!)