Child support laws are set up to ensure that parents take financial responsibility for their children. Many parents don't have any issue with this. There are some cases, such as the one that we discussed last week, that are so contentious that even the issue of child support becomes a battleground issue. We are here to help you learn about what options you have for child support.
Some people come up with child support orders based on agreements between them. If you choose this option, make sure that you take the current laws into account. The child support that you agree upon with your ex will need to meet minimum standards.
We know that life changes often and so do your financial circumstances. If you find that you can't make the child support payments according to the order you have, you might be able to seek out a modification. In order to do this, you file a petition that explains the reason you need to change the order. The court can approve or deny the modification.
One issue that might come up when you are dealing with a child support issues is that there are medical expenses that the child incurs that aren't covered under the insurance. In this case, you would have to turn to the orders to find out if you are responsible for the extra medical care expenses.
No matter what issue you have with child support, you should take action quickly to find out what you should do and what choices are available for handling your case. Only when you have this information can you make a choice.