The child support order is something that you might not review very often, but it is very important that you understand what it says. There are many different things that you might find in this order. When most people think about child support, they think only about the monthly payments that one parent makes to the other parent. While this is a primary component, it isn’t the only one there.
Your child support and custody order is likely going to discuss which parent must maintain medical insurance on the child. It will likely also cover how uninsured medical expenses and other costs of raising the child are going to be divided.
We know that child support isn’t usually anyone’s favorite topic; however, it is a necessary part of having a child with someone you aren’t in a relationship with any longer. You must make sure that you know what the terms are so that you can comply with them.
If you are the paying parent, you might need to review the order so that you can take action if your financial situation changes dramatically. This might occur if you lose your job or have your pay cut.
If you are the recipient parent, you should know what the order requires the other parent to pay. If that parent doesn’t pay properly, you might be able to take action through the court.
We realize that you might not want to head back to court, but doing so might be necessary in some cases. We are here to walk you through the process so that you can get your case moving.