The marriage dissolution process can be difficult on many levels. The mere thought of ending a relationship that has lasted for years, perhaps even decades, can be heart-breaking. If a couple has children, then parents might be concerned about how the divorce will affect their children. While all of this is certainly important, there is also another very real impact caused by divorce: the impact on one’s finances.
Divorce can touch many aspects of your financial life. Property division can dwindle the number of assets your own, perhaps requiring you to make new purchases post-divorce, and alimony, depending on which side you fall, can either leave you with a significant financial obligation or a monthly payment to help support your lifestyle. Child support, too, is critical. As was discussed last week, these payments can help cover everything from medical expenses, to textbooks, and even summer camps.
The amount of child support at issue in a divorce can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Yet, many parents face child support-related struggles at one point or another. Some find it difficult to pay the full amount of owed child support, causing them to accrue arrearages. Others struggle to collect child support from a noncustodial parent, leaving them bearing the full brunt of raising a child.
Regardless of which side you fall on, if you are facing child support troubles, then you may need legal assistance. The Rowe Law Firm is experienced at handling these matters, and we are well-adept at securing child support modification for those who have faced life changes that render making full payment difficult or impossible. We also fight for parents who believe they are not receiving enough child support or are having difficulty recovering owed support. We know how the child support system works and how to utilize the process to our clients’ benefit. Every day, we strive to reach an outcome that our clients find favorable, and we put forth our knowledge, dedication, and aggression to further our efforts.