When you are receiving child support, you might count on those payments to come in on time so that you can take care of what your child needs. There are many expenses that these payments can cover, so you might need to make plans for them. We know that having to rely on an ex, even if it is only through financial support for your child, might not be something that you want to do but it is necessary when you have a child.
Even though your ex usually makes the payments on time, there is a chance that a payment will be delayed. There is also a chance that they will stop paying for a number of reasons. With this in mind, it might be best if you make plans for what you will do if the payments do cease or are delayed.
Trying to set up your budget with this possibility in mind might help you to have peace of mind. You won’t have to go without life’s necessities if you are able to plan ahead. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should just forget about the child support that doesn’t show up. If your ex doesn’t get caught up on the payments, you might be able to take legal action.
We are here to help you find out what options you have for handling nonpayment situations. Ultimately, we want you to have the money you need to give your child the life they deserve. We will work with you to meet that goal if there are ever any issues with the child support order.