Our law firm understands the financial pressures that many non-custodial parents who owe child support face. Some have difficulty as a result of the loss of their job, while others have a hard time when their hours are cut or they have other financial concerns (such as a health problem) that arise. Sometimes, parents in this position look for work in order to stay current on their obligations. Unfortunately, some people have a hard time finding a position.
If you are in this position, it is imperative to do what you can to stay current on child support you owe. Falling behind on child support often carries serious repercussions, such as financial penalties and even the risk of arrest.
Exploring your options
Finding a job is tough in many instances, especially for those who are facing financial pressure over child support obligations. Some parents are desperate and settle for a low-paying job simply to make ends meet, while others are out of work for a lengthy period because they are trying to find something more lucrative. It is vital to weigh the pros and cons of your options and make the most sensible decision, even if that means switching fields (temporarily) or taking on a job that does not seem very appealing.
Modifying your child support order
Fortunately, there are other ways in which many parents in this position can address their challenges. For example, many have the ability to reduce the amount they owe by modifying their child support order as a result of significant financial changes. It is imperative to carefully examine the modification process beforehand and our website explores child support and other family law matters in more detail.