It is important to keep current with your child support orders. During a divorce a court may order you to pay a certain amount in child support based on income. The order will reflect the exact amount that needs to be paid for the child or children.
If you find that you are unable to make these payments that were ordered then you will need to go back into the court to request a modification from the judge. When you go back into court to request a modification the judge will evaluate your current financial situation and make a decision as to whether there is enough grounds to reduce your child support payments.
Again, if you do not have enough money to pay the amount of child support ordered by the judge make sure you talk to someone regarding a modification. If payments are not made there is a chance to be held in contempt by the court for failing to abide by a court order. If you are found to be in contempt their is a possibility of jail time.
If you need help modifying your child support orders please call now to schedule your free consultation with the Orange County modification lawyers.