The importance of handling child support properly

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

If you are required to make child support payments, or are going through divorce and expect to have this responsibility in the near future, it is vital to handle any child support matters that you are facing appropriately. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we are very familiar with the multiple hurdles that parents who have to pay child support may face in Jackson County, and in all other parts of Missouri.

If you recently lost your job, are suffering from a medical condition that you did not see coming or are facing financial troubles for any other reason, making child support payments on time can be incredibly difficult. Regrettably, your situation could become even worse if you fall behind on child support, which may result in stiff penalties. As a result, it is essential to explore any options that are on the table. For example, you may be able to make payment arrangements or modify your child support order so that payments are more affordable.

During divorce, parents may have an array of concerns, including how much child support they will be required to pay or eligible to receive. If you familiarize yourself with the factors courts consider when calculating child support, you may be able to develop a better understanding of how much child support you will have to pay and prepare financially.

On the section of our website devoted to child support, you can read more on the modification of child support orders and other topics related to this area of family law.

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