Our blog has provided information on some of the consequences of falling behind on child support payments, such as having one’s tax refund intercepted and being unable to apply for a U.S. passport. However, there are many other reasons why it is crucial to pay child support on time and parents who are unable to fulfill these obligations may face a number of other ramifications. In this post, we will look into some of the other ways in which parents who owe back child support in Tavares and across the state of Florida may be adversely affected by their circumstances.
First of all, failing to pay child support can completely shatter a person’s reputation. Even if someone is financially unable to stay current on their child support obligations because of the loss of a job or a medical crisis, many people will still look down on them and this can adversely affect a person’s life in different ways. Falling behind on child support can also mean that one will eventually face significant financial strain in the event that they try to get caught up on what they owe. Moreover, someone may even be apprehended and spend time behind bars as a result of the child support they owe, resulting in a record that follows them around for life.
If you are worried about falling behind on child support, you should take action to address the problem before it balloons out of control. Modifying a child support order may be an option and you can read more about related issues in our child support section.