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Staying current on child support when life changes

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2018 | Divorce |

For a non-custodial parent, there may be a variety of stressors that arise each day, from concerns about being unable to save money to emotional problems regarding a parent’s inability to spend time with his or her child. However, child support can be particularly difficult for some non-custodial parents, especially those who may have recently experienced major changes in their lives. From the loss of a job to a medical condition that arose without warning, there are a number of reasons why it can become more difficult to stay current on child support payments. However, there are options and it is pivotal for parents to avoid falling behind on their obligations.

Losing a job out of the blue or having one’s work hours cut dramatically can be very tough from an emotional and financial point of view. Moreover, when this happens, some parents may fall behind on their child support because they can no longer afford to pay what they owe. Fortunately, many parents have been able to modify their child support order after experiencing significant life changes and it is critical for anyone who is in this situation to closely look into child support modification. After all, falling behind can make life much harder in a number of ways. For example, a parent may face greater financial burdens and stress, be unable to travel abroad, have their tax refund intercepted, or even be taken into custody.

Visit our law office’s child support page to view more with regard to modifying your child support order.