Non-custodial parents may struggle with paying their child support due to any number of reasons, whether they are suffering due to a medical condition or are out of work. However, there are unique situations which can make it especially difficult to pay child support, such as long-term travel. If you are thinking about heading abroad for a lengthy period of time and worry about how you will pay support, it is essential to carefully look over your options and handle your situation appropriately.
People travel for many different reasons, from conducting business to sightseeing and finding a new perspective on life. However, traveling can interfere with a person’s responsibilities in different ways. For example, someone who is heading abroad may take time off work and see a decrease in their disposable income, or they might have difficulty making payments because they are traveling in a very isolated area, for example. However, it is crucial for those who owe child support to stay current and avoid becoming delinquent, regardless of whether or not they are outside of the country or their hometown.
It is vital for those who plan on traveling to carefully plan ahead and for those with child support obligations, this includes making sure that payments will be made on time. Falling behind on child support can result in serious ramifications for both of a child’s parents and should be avoided at all costs.
Head to our law firm’s fathers’ rights portal if you want to read more regarding child support payments.