When a couple gets divorced the result is often two households that need financial support. When children are involved it is customary for one parent to pay child support, so that the financial support that is needed to maintain the needs of the kids are met. But frequently, child support goes unpaid and the parties can find themselves back in court in an attempt to enforce the child support order. The well-being of your kids should be reason enough to pay child support, but in some cases a little more incentive is needed.
Any issue regarding children can easily become one of the most contested parts of a divorce case, but here are four good reasons to pay your child support as ordered:
- Failing to pay could result in an action that lands you in jail for nonpayment. If you are having difficulty paying support now, think of how much more difficult it is from behind bars. If you are incarcerated you are not able to go to work, and this means that not only do your financial obligations to your kids suffer, but your entire budget takes a hit.
- Failing to pay could result in loss of your driver’s license, which will leave you without the ability to get to where you need to go. The domino effect of the loss of the right to drive can be felt in every aspect of your life, but can be avoided simply by paying child support as it becomes due.
- Failing to pay may result in a lien being placed on your home, which will not be removed until the back due amount is paid in full. A lien impedes your ability to refinance or to sell your home, which can hold up important real property transactions to which you are a party.
- Wages and bank accounts can be seized or garnished if you do not pay your child support. This results in less of your paycheck in your pocket, which impacts your ability to effectively budget your salary.
If you are having trouble paying child support, the answer is to seek a modification of the order. Likewise, if support is not being paid to you as required, the proper course of action is to file a motion with the court. Whether you are seeking a modification or an enforcement of a child support order, we can help. Call our office for more information.
For more information about spousal support, contact us for an appointment today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your initial visit.