Whether you are trying to figure out how to pay your bills because of a recent job loss or are suffering from a medical condition that you did not see coming, there are many reasons you may have recently found yourself in a difficult financial position. In these situations, making child support payments can be tough and at Stange Law Firm, we know how problematic this can be for parents in Jackson County, and all parts of Missouri.
Failing to fulfill your child support obligations could result in a number of harsh consequences. Aside from arrest and financial penalties, you may experience some other unexpected challenges. For example, you could be unable to get a passport or you may struggle with significant damage to your reputation. As a result, it is vital to do everything in your power to make child support payments on time.
Fortunately, you may be able to modify your child support order if you are going through these hardships and can no longer afford to pay the amount you currently owe. When modifying your child support order, it is essential to carefully assess the details of your financial situation and take action as soon as you can. There are various factors that the court will take into consideration when determining how much child support you will owe, such as your income or your child's medical needs.
If you take a look at our page on child support and custody, you can examine more information that is related to child support modification.