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Starting a new job and child support obligations

If you are required to pay child support, there are many different issues that you need to take into consideration. For example, if you are facing financial problems, you likely have significant hardships related to your child support obligations. Moreover, if you recently began a new job or plan on starting a new position in the near future, you need to think about the different ways in which this will impact your child support.

From modifying a child support order to getting caught up on back payments and losing the ability to pay child support because of a lower salary, there are various factors to consider when it comes to work and child support.

Looking at child support modification

According to the Administration for Children and Families, many people are able to modify their child support order due to job changes. If you start a new job, it is very possible that you also need to modify your child support order to reflect the changes in your financial circumstances. Whether you are earning more money and your child’s other parent wants to receive more child support or you worry about staying current because your new position pays less, it is important to look at the process of modifying a child support order carefully.

Looking at other job-related child support issues

Sometimes, people are unable to pay child support because they lost their job, while others need to look for a second or third position in order to stay caught up. Some people have uncertainty with respect to their obligations and how their child support order will change because of employment matters, while others have difficulty finding work and fall behind. Regardless, it is pivotal to stay current on your child support obligations in order to avoid serious consequences.