Raising a child requires both emotional and financial commitment. When a single parent cannot rely on child support payments from the other parent, it can generate a lot of stress. In some Florida cases, delayed payments are caused by delinquency on the part of noncustodial parents. However, there are also situations in which a state child support system may be responsible for problems with payment delivery.
In a perfect world, all parents would pay their child support on time. Unfortunately, there are many situations in which Longwood parents do not receive their payments. Incarceration, for example, may result in a loss of child support payments during the imprisoned parent’s sentence. At the law firm of Michelle A. Barry, we understand how difficult these situations are for parents who depend on child support to raise their children. As such, we work hard to ensure that custodial parents understand what may occur when noncustodial parents go to prison.
When parents in Florida and around the country do not pay their court-ordered child support, there are consequences. An assistant district attorney in Wisconsin is finding information on Facebook to help prosecute parents who are behind in their child support payments. Social media could be used in the same way to catch delinquent parents all over the country.
After parents split up, it may be necessary to reach a child support settlement. In order to meet the necessary costs of child care, one parent may need to provide payments on a monthly basis. Failure to uphold the terms of this arrangement can create serious financial difficulty for the custodial parent and legal trouble for the parent required to make payments.