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Talking to your ex about child support

Although family law issues present a lot of challenges for parents, child support payments are especially difficult to deal with for many people. From the perspective of custodial and non-custodial parents, there are many reasons why child support generates stress and uncertainty. If possible, discussing these matters with your ex is likely beneficial.

Whether you are not receiving the child support you are owed or you cannot make payments for various reasons, it is important to approach your circumstances cautiously. Before you bring these issues up with your ex, have a firm understanding of your options.

Hardships

There are different reasons why problems related to child support arise. Many people are out of work in recent months and this often leads to the inability to continue making child support payments. Those who have the opportunity to discuss their challenges with their ex are less likely to experience repercussions related to their inability to pay child support. However, staying current is essential. Likewise, those who depend on child support are more likely to receive payments if they have healthy, effective communication with their child’s other parent.

Modification and enforcement

Simply talking about child support matters usually does not resolve the problem. In some cases, parents need to modify their child support order or take action and move forward with enforcement. Either way, it is crucial for parents who are struggling as a result of child support to have a clear understanding of the best path forward. Our law firm understands the complex nature of these situations and we discuss more related to child support on our website.