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Critical Things to Remember if You're in Arrears for Child Support

Friday, February 26, 2016
Critical Things to Remember if You're in Arrears for Child Support

Keeping up with your child support obligation can be challenging. If you have recently found yourself in financial trouble, you might currently be in child support arrearages and could be unsure of what to do. These are a few critical things for you to remember if you are in this situation.

Continue Paying

Even though you might feel as if you are being crippled by your child support payments, or even though you might be so far behind on your child support that you think it won't matter, it is important to continue paying your child support as well as you can. This shows an intent to pay and can help prevent you from getting any more behind than you are right now.

Hire a Lawyer

As soon as you realize that you are going to have trouble making your child support payments, you should hire an attorney. A good family lawyer can help you in court and may be able to arrange for lowered child support payments, depending on your situation.

Always Show Up for Court

The last thing that you probably want to do is go to court and stand in front of a judge when you haven't been making your child support payments as ordered. However, failing to show up at court hearings will only make things worse. Make sure that you have a lawyer with you for best results.

Gather Proof

If there is a reason that you have not been making your child support payments in full, such as if you aren't getting as many hours at work or if you have been injured or sick, gather proof to give to your lawyer so that he or she can prove your case.

If you are in arrears for child support, you could be unsure of where to turn. For professional legal advice that you can count on, contact us at the Law Offices of Elena Mebtahi today.