If a parent does not live with their child due to a divorce or separation, then they may not have the opportunity to offer vital resources to their children on a daily basis. When it comes to financial matters, non-custodial parents in Florida can be asked to provide their kids with child support through either court orders or agreements with the kids’ other parents.
Child support is an important way that a parent can ensure that their child has everything they need. Most parents do whatever they can to make sure their children are provided for, but, in some cases, parents may find that they just do not have enough money to make the payments required of them. Child support delinquencies can reflect badly on parents and can even subject them to enforcement efforts and penalties.
However, when a parent loses their job or suffers a financial setback it may take everything they have to stay current on the money that they owe through their child support obligation. Catching up on one payment may mean missing the next and a parent who struggles financially may never get back on solid footing with regard to staying on top of their child support payments.
A modification may be a necessary step for a parent to take to break the cycle of missed or delinquent payments of support to their kids. Modifications are not signs of failure for parents, but rather legal options for them to make their child support situations workable given their financial predicaments. Parents may benefit from getting more information about modifying child support payments.