Seven years after they first charmed viewers on 19 Kids And Counting, the Duggar family's seemingly perfect world is beginning the crumble.
Following the shocking news that Jim Bob and Michelle's eldest son Josh molested at least five minor females, including little sisters Jill and Jessa, when he was a teen, RadarOnline.com can reveal that the Christian clan has other shameful secrets they're desperate to keep hidden.
The Duggars have always claimed to live completely debt-free, but Radar has exclusively discovered through secret court documents that the Arkansas family patriarch, 49, and his subservient wife, 48, have been slapped with at least five liens and lawsuits stemming from unpaid bills.
In one case, a business partner sued Jim Bob for $8,800. In another, Michelle owed $455 to a health clinic.
The total debt amounts to approximately $14,000.
In documents obtained by Radar, attorneys for the Mid-Continent Concrete Company threatened to contact the Washington County's Circuit Court if Jim Bob and Michelle didn't pay their outstanding $3,433 debt for services rendered in April 2007 at a cell phone tower the couple owned in Springdale.
When the pair failed to deliver, a lien was filed on July 30.
Jim Bob and Michelle finally paid off their debt four months later.
In a 2008 interview, the couple bragged that the couple had been debt-free since they were "young."
"We don't have any debt, so it makes it easier to live," Jim Bob said.
The parents of 19 aren't the only Duggar couple with secret financial issues.
As Radar exclusively reported in April, Josh, 27, and wife Anna owed $14,000 in back taxes to the state of Arkansas.
They were eventually released from the lien on May 12.
For more Duggar secrets exposed, keep reading Radar Online.