Child support payments can be very hard for those who are experiencing financial challenges, and even for those whose financial lives are relatively stable. However, unexpected problems can arise, such as a car accident, which can make it even more difficult for people to stay current on their child support payments and other financial obligations. After a wreck, people may lose their income due to missing work or they may incur a significant amount of medical debt, all of which can interfere with their ability to pay what they owe.
Aside from the financial consequences of a car crash, many people also suffer emotionally and experience high levels of physical pain. This can make it more challenging for them to take care of other responsibilities in life. However, missing child support payments can bring on additional problems, so it is imperative for parents who are facing these hurdles to do all they can to stay caught up.
There are various legal avenues that may help people who have been involved in a car wreck and are experiencing financial strain that may prevent them from paying child support. Modifying a child support order to make payments more affordable could be one option, and some car crash victims may be able to secure compensation by taking legal action against a negligent driver. If you are interested in reading more about these matters, have a look at other pages on our law office’s website. It is very important for motor vehicle wreck victims who are having a hard time with child support to be aware of all options.