Butler Giraudo & Meister
Peoria 309-407-3332
Morton 309-263-1204

June 2018 Archives

Job loss and your child support order

Paying child support can be difficult at times and our law office is well aware of the challenges many non-custodial parents face. From managing payments to a health crisis that was unexpected, making these payments on time can be hard. However, there are times when parents face unexpected challenges and become unable to pay child support altogether. For example, someone may not be able to stay current on their child support after being laid off, fired or having their hours cut at work. If you are struggling with child support payments because of a job-related problem, you may be able to modify your child support order.

Child support and your job

There are many legal issues that people deal with following a divorce, but child support can be especially challenging. Not only can child support impact a parent required to make payments, but it can also pose challenges for someone who is supposed to receive payments as well. Moreover, there are a number of issues related to a person's job with respect to child support and we will look at a few in this blog post.

Paying spousal support during a medical crisis

Our blog has addressed some of the reasons why people are no longer able to stay current on their spousal support payment, such as financial difficulties that have resulted from the loss of a job. However, there are other reasons people may find themselves in this position. For example, you may have a hard time paying alimony because of a medical crisis that you are struggling with, especially if it was unexpected and left you little time to prepare financially. 

Destructive behaviors during the divorce process

Ending one's marriage can be incredibly overwhelming from an emotional standpoint and financially as well. People may become very stressed out due to concerns about how child custody will be awarded, marital property will be divided or how much alimony will need to be paid. Sometimes, people carry out certain destructive behaviors during this time, which can have a negative impact on their divorce case. If you are working through a divorce, it is important to try to prevent these problems from arising.

Various issues that can impact a custody decision

As a father, you may be worried about losing a custody battle or even being unable to spend time with your child altogether. Each person's situation has a number of unique details, but it is important to keep in mind that there are many different factors which influence custody decisions. During a custody battle, the court will aim to secure an end result that serves a child's best interests. A number of factors will be assessed with respect to the best interests of a child, but there are additional issues that could impact the decision, from allegations of domestic violence to drunk driving charges.

Emotional issues related to child support payments

For a non-custodial parent, there may be many challenges to face, such as emotional pain over the outcome of a custody dispute or difficulty communicating with a child's other parent. However, child support payments can be especially challenging for some non-custodial parents, particularly from an emotional standpoint. For example, stress and even depression or anger are not uncommon. Moreover, there are many reasons why parents who are required to pay child support may be upset or experience negative emotions, such as an inability to stay current on their child support obligations or frustration with the amount of money they need to pay.

  • I cannot even express in words the level of gratitude that I feel. ‘Thank you’ doesn't seem to be enough. Please know that your services and compassion will never be forgotten! I am forever grateful!

  • Thank you so much for your hard work and expertise. I feel as a father in the state of Illinois that what I am trying to achieve is nearly impossible. I am so glad I chose to have your office full of extremely intelligent women represent me.

  • We would like to say thank you for your expertise, education, and kindness when we met with you! Your confidence has helped to comfort us and give us hope that resolution of the issue is possible.

  • I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your time, energy, and efforts you put into our case. Thank you for helping make our son's quality of life better. I cannot tell you how happy we are!

More Testimonials
Contact Us Today

Contact Our Lawyers About All Areas Of Family Law

We are driven and committed to a successful outcome for all of our clients. To arrange a consultation with attorney Susan Butler, Kelly Giraudo or Tamara Meister, call 309-263-1204 (Morton) or 309-407-3332 (Peoria). You can also contact our law firm by filling out the form below. With offices in both Peoria and Morton, we work hard for our clients while getting to know them as people.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Morton Office
100 S. Main Street
Morton, IL 61550

Toll Free: 888-314-9667
Phone: 309-263-1204
Morton Law Office Map

Peoria Office
416 Main Street
Commerce Bank Building
Suite 927
Peoria, IL 61602

Toll Free: 888-314-9667
Phone: 309-407-3332
Peoria Law Office Map

Morton Office Peoria Office