Those who have fallen behind on their child support payments may have many things to worry about, from the threat of being taken into custody to the financial ramifications associated with delinquency. Moreover, they may be unable to leave the country as well. However, there are many other challenges that people who have failed to stay caught up on their child support may face, such as a damaged reputation (which can hurt one’s life in more ways than one).
If your reputation has been shattered because you failed to pay child support on time, you may lose friends and encounter issues with some of your family members. Moreover, you may even face certain hardships in the workplace and while pursuing a new job. For example, someone who is close to your family may decide not to hire you because you have fallen behind on child support. Furthermore, this can make it even harder to get caught up.
People fall behind on child support for countless reasons, and our law office understands that. From job loss to health crises, there are many different reasons why people cannot stay caught up on the child support they owe. If you are in this position, it is paramount to explore your options. For example, you may be able to modify your child support order in order to make your payments more tolerable. Or, you could benefit from setting up a payment plan before you fall behind (if it is not already too late). We cover many other topics related to child support payments on our family law page.