When it comes to co-parenting from separate households, any parent will tell you that it isn’t always easy. However, it can be possible for you and your child’s parent to get into a rhythm in which is makes it easier for everyone, including the child. However, if a parent is failing to uphold their end of the deal in terms of what’s required of them in terms of child support, enforcement may be necessary.
Child support enforcement can happen in a number of ways. If you are the receiving parent and have been back-owed child support payments you have not received, you are likely frustrated. These funds were designated specifically to be paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent to help shoulder the load of financial needs for the child. On the other hand, if you are the parent who has failed to pay child support, there may be a specific reason holding you back. Wherever you’re at the specialists at the Law Office of Bradley R Tengler PC can help.
The goal is to ensure that the child received timely and accurate child support payments. This is in the child’s best interest and whatever child support amount is owed is based on a variety of factors, specific to the child and the parents. If a modification is needed, it would need to be requested on behalf of one or both parents. If the main custodial parent has not received back owed child support, they have the right to seek child support enforcement, in whichever means necessary, under the law.
As things play out, the hope is that the solution is in the best interests of the child. It is not intended to be in the best interests of the parents, although their situation will be weighed into the final outcome. The hope is that child support payments go smoothly. However, there may be times when further action is needed.