When a child’s parents split up, numerous legal issues may arise. For example, if you have recently gone through a divorce, you may be struggling with a custody dispute, property division and spousal support, to name a few. That said, child support can be especially challenging and your inability to pay support or receive the help you are entitled to may lead to serious consequences. At Fried and Fried, we recognize the multitude of problems that parents on both sides may encounter in Florida.
If you have found yourself out of work or are experiencing economic problems for another reason (such as an unanticipated medical condition), modifying your child support order can help you make payments on time. Failing to stay current on your child support obligations can completely interrupt your life and may cause difficulties that you did not expect. For example, your tax refund may be intercepted, you could be unable to obtain a passport and you may even be taken into custody. On the other hand, if you are trying to raise a child whose non-custodial parent is unable to pay support, you could be left with limited resources and have a hard time buying necessities if they cannot afford to make payments, such as school supplies, clothing and food.
For parents on both sides, the child’s best interests should always be a top priority. By securing a fair and efficient child support order, both parties can enjoy a number of advantages. If you visit the section of our site which concentrates on paternity, you can read more information related to child support.