Change is an inevitable part of life. When setting up terms in a divorce, particularly anything involving children and finances, it is impossible to predict how future events will affect the ability to stick to those terms successfully. When big changes occur, such as a career change, it is possible for noncustodial parents in Massachusetts to seek a modification of divorce terms that pertain to child support.
For one reason or another, custodial parents in Massachusetts may find themselves struggling to obtain child support payments from the non-custodial parent. When this happens, they may feel that there is little they can do, but, the simple truth is, there are child support enforcement programs in place to help with this issue. In this week's post, we are going to share several of the enforcement methods available and how both custodial and non-custodial parents can get help with child support issues.
Financial dilemmas can affect parents who are required to pay child support. It also affects Massachusetts parents who are ordered to receive those payments as well. Oftentimes, when back child support is owed, custodial parents contact their local child support enforcement agency for wage garnishment and possibly an arrest warrant.
Massachusetts mothers and fathers may be interested in hearing about an effort that is taking place in another state. Most noncustodial parents understand that paying child support can be difficult when financial circumstances in their lives change. Enforcement of child support orders remains the focus of many states, and one organization is trying to do something about it.
When parents divorce, the end result is usually a formal division both parenting rights and responsibilities. The parent who does not retain primary physical custody is often tasked with providing financial support for his or her children through means of child support payments. However, if the aftermath of a turbulent economic recession, many Massachusetts parents find these payments difficult to bear, and are unaware that they can ask for a modification in their existing child support order.
The Brockton Area Fatherhood Program was set up to help troubled men change their lives, be good fathers and keep up with their child support payments. The program teaches men how to be better parents by providing lessons in child safety, how to better express affection and how to have good listening skills. With the help of this program, it is hoped these men will have the support they need to learn the importance of family responsibilities, and how to adhere to Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.