Mexican singer Luis Miguel has been summoned to appear before the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (FGR) on November 16th to respond to a complaint filed by his ex-partner, actress Aracely Arámbula. She claims that he owes child support payments for their two children since 2019.
Arámbula and Luis Miguel have two children together, Miguel and Daniel. According to Arámbula’s lawyer, Guillermo Pous, Luis Miguel has not paid child support since 2019, accumulating a debt of 48 months of payments.
After exhausting civil proceedings, Arámbula initiated criminal proceedings against Luis Miguel for non-compliance with his child support obligations. Under Mexican law, this could lead to 6-8 years in prison if he does not pay or provide valid medical justification for non-payment.
Luis Miguel’s Efforts to Avoid Appearing Before Authorities
Luis Miguel was summoned to appear before the FGR on November 16th but did not attend. His lawyers submitted a justification the day before to explain his absence.
According to the TV show “De Primera Mano,” Luis Miguel entered the building through a private entrance but did not appear publicly before authorities. His lawyers were present instead.
Speculation Over Luis Miguel’s Motives
Some speculate that Luis Miguel may have recently paid a large sum into an account to cover his debt. However, Aracely Arámbula has not been officially notified about this deposit.
Her lawyer, Guillermo Pous believes this may be a strategy by Luis Miguel’s team to improve his public image, as he just started a concert tour in Mexico. Pous says Arámbula did not intend this to be solely about money but wanted Luis Miguel to authorize passport paperwork so their children could travel abroad.
If Luis Miguel continues to defy summons without valid justification, authorities can issue further summons and warrants for his arrest per the judge’s orders.
Arámbula plans to continue pursuing criminal charges against Luis Miguel for non-payment of child support, which could lead to prison time if he does not comply. Some mothers’ rights advocates also plan to protest at his upcoming Mexico City concerts to call further attention to his actions.
The case highlights how under Mexican law, non-payment of court-ordered child support is a criminal offense that can carry prison sentences. Luis Miguel is facing legal jeopardy if he does not appear and settle debts owed to Aracely Arámbula for their children’s expenses.