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Modifying a child support order due to disability

When someone becomes disabled, their life may unravel in a myriad of ways. They may lose the ability to pursue various dreams and goals, struggle to handle daily responsibilities that arise, become depressed or even be unable to work. For non-custodial parents who have to pay child support, a disability can be especially devastating, and they may worry about how they will fulfill their obligations in this regard. However, it is critical for parents who owe child support to do everything they can to stay caught up, and this may necessitate the modification of a child support order.

Aside from the physical and emotional challenges that often arise with a disability, the financial consequences can be significant. From a physical disability brought on by a car crash or workplace injury to mental challenges, there are many ways in which people become disabled. These disabilities can have a major financial toll, whether someone struggles with medical bills or cannot continue living the same lifestyle because of lost wages.

Our law office knows that parents who struggle to make child support payments may feel hopeless or think that they do not have any options. However, some are able to address their situation and prevent the consequences that may arise due to back child support (being arrested, having one’s tax refund taken away, losing the ability to travel overseas and so on). By modifying one’s child support order, a parent who is facing financial hardships may be able to make their obligations more reasonable and sleep better at night.

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