Bringing your marriage to an end may lead to many changes in your life, some of which you may not have expected. Some parents feel overwhelmed by custody disputes or the financial obligations they have taken on following a divorce (alimony, child support, etc.). It is crucial to be aware of the other ways in which divorce could affect your life. For example, you may find that your travel plans are adversely affected as a result of your divorce or child support, so it is important to plan ahead and know your rights and responsibilities.
For starters, divorce can be time-consuming and may prevent someone from traveling due to court and other obligations. Even once a divorce is finalized, however, someone may find that their travel plans are thrown off due to family law matters. For example, a non-custodial parent who cannot pay their child support may not be able to get a passport. If you are a father who is struggling with child support payments, it is important to know what your options are and you may be able to modify your child support order if your financial circumstances have changed considerably.
Aside from being unable to obtain a passport, missing child support payments can bring many other challenges into a father's life, so it is crucial to stay current and address back child support promptly in the event that a parent falls behind due to job loss or any other hardship. Our family law page covers other topics interconnected to child support payments.