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Paying child support after losing a job

Many different challenges may arise for non-custodial parents, from those involving child custody and visitation to problems with a former partner. However, child support issues can be especially complex and they may affect parents in different ways. For example, some parents may be unable to pay child support as a result of financial hardships, while others may purposely withhold payments because they are upset. Sometimes, non-custodial parents simply cannot pay what they owe because of a major change in their lives, such as the loss of a job that they were counting on.

Modifying your spousal support order

Divorce can bring a number of stressors into the lives of those who decide to split up, but these challenges can be mitigated by carefully going over the ins and outs of the situation and knowing which way forward is best. For example, someone who is facing hardships due to losing a job or a health problem may have a hard time paying their spousal support. However, they could be able to have their spousal support order modified, which would help them stay current and avoid penalties. If you are considering this route, it is essential to have a solid understanding of what to expect.

When your ex refuses to pay child support

In a recent blog post, we looked into some of the consequences of unpaid child support as well as some ways that non-custodial parents who find themselves in this position can get caught up on their payments. There are a variety of reasons why some people cannot pay child support, some of which may be out of their control (job loss, etc.). However, they should do all they can to stay caught up, even during these hardships, and they may have different options such as child support modification. Unfortunately, some non-custodial parents do not prioritize staying current on the child support they owe and some simply refuse to pay what they owe.

Back child support and your passport

People often realize that failing to pay child support can lead to many different hardships in life, from those which are financial (tax refund interception, etc.) to being arrested. However, there are a number of other ways that back child support can derail your plans and turn your life on end. For example, you could be unable to obtain a passport if your unpaid child support exceeds a certain amount. It is important to be aware of the different ways in which your life could be upended if you fail to stay caught up on your child support obligations and go over your options in the event that you do fall behind.

Paying child support after a medical emergency

Many people have experienced difficulty paying the child support they owe. Often, people find themselves in this position following the loss of a job or a decrease in their work schedule. However, this is not the only reason parents fall behind on child support. Sometimes, a medical emergency can make it incredibly difficult to stay current on these payments, especially if the health crisis was not anticipated at all. However, it is crucial for a parent who is facing these challenges to know what their options are and stay caught up on their child support obligations.

Financial problems and unpaid child support

In a post that was recently published on our blog, we discussed how those with unpaid child support may not be able to receive a passport in the U.S. However, there are many other angles to consider with respect to child support payments and various consequences that parents may face when they fail to meet these obligations. From a financial standpoint, child support can be overwhelming. Not only do parents struggle to stay current after losing a job or suffering a health crisis, but the financial impact of failing to make payments on time can be devastating and make life even harder.

Applying for a passport with back child support

Falling behind on the child support you owe may complicate your life in all sorts of ways. Many people realize the seriousness of the threat of being taken into custody, sustaining damage to one's reputation and financial penalties such as the interception of a tax refund. However, back child support may create a number of other challenges in your life. For example, you may not be able to obtain a passport in the U.S. if you owe a certain amount of unpaid child support.

Divorce, from a mother's perspective

When you get married, you look forward to a future with your spouse, expecting a life full of joy. But, life is full of ups and downs and now you have entered the realm of divorce. It feels daunting. The unknowns, the uncertainties, it can all be so stressful. If you are a mother, you may worry about the transition for your children. Perhaps they will need to divide their time between you and their father, perhaps you will be all on your own in this new way of life.

Divorce following the loss of a loved one

People choose to end marriages for various reasons, from infidelity to hostility over lifestyle choices and habits. Sometimes, the loss of a loved one, such as a child, parent, or even sibling, can have such a strong impact on someone that it affects their life in other ways, such as creating challenges within their relationship, which ultimately leads to a divorce. If you and your spouse are splitting up after one of your family members passed away, or you are considering divorce due to disagreements and hostility, it is essential to be prepared for any obstacles that may arise.

Workplace accidents and the end of marriage

When someone is hurt while doing their job, they may face a variety of problems, from intense physical pain to concerns about the future of their career and stress over filing for workers’ comp. Aside from the physical and financial consequences associated with workplace accidents, these incidents and the problems they cause can also place emotional strain on a worker and his or her loved ones. Sadly, this can result in additional hardships, such as a spouse deciding that the time has come to end the marriage. If you were hurt at work and are facing a divorce, you should try to prepare yourself for various challenges that could lie ahead.

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