Our law firm is well aware of the serious challenges that arise with child support matters, from financial problems that interfere with one’s ability to pay what they owe to hardships that custodial parents experience when parents are missed. For people in both situations, communication is very advantageous (although we realize this is not an option for some).
Before you talk to your ex about child support issues, make sure you have a clear understanding of your legal rights as well as different strategies to resolve your problems. We will explore a few in this post.
Payment plans and modifying a child support order
For those who cannot pay child support because of financial hardships, setting up a payment plan is helpful in some instances. This also helps parents who have fallen behind on their obligations get back on track. Moreover, the modification of a child support order is sometimes possible if a non-custodial parent is facing extreme financial challenges because of job loss, a health crisis or some other hardship. By regaining the ability to pay child support on time, non-custodial parents avoid the repercussions of falling behind while custodial parents receive the financial support they desperately need.
Addressing confusion and anxiety
Those who talk about these matters with their ex often enjoy multiple benefits. For example, they are able to get rid of confusion and uncertainty, which often leads to anxiety. Those who are worried about a former partner taking action with regard to child support enforcement or completely abandoning their responsibilities often feel a sense of relief when both parties are on the same page. Explore our site to read more about child support.