You work hard to not only support yourself, but your children, too. Lately, financial strife has caught up to you, making it difficult to keep up with paying bills and child support. You do not want to give the courts the impression that you are an uncaring parent, but you have run out of solutions.
National Family Solutions could have the answers you need. Take steps to get your finances back on track and provide your kids with what they need to be happy and healthy.
Communicate with your ex
One of the first things you should do is sit down with your ex-spouse and explain your financial situation. You may feel embarrassed or reluctant, but you have to have this discussion for the sake of your kids. When talking to your ex, share any potential solutions that you have in mind and a timeline of when you think you can make payments, even if they are partial payments.
Slash your expenses
Look over your current budget to see if you can cut unnecessary expenses. Rather than eating out, you can cook at home more. Getting rid of streaming services and checking out music, books and movies at the local library could save you a lot of money.
Talk with the local Child Enforcement Agency
By contacting Connecticut’s Child Enforcement Agency, you may be able to modify your child support order. When filling out forms, be fully honest about your circumstances.
As you can see, you have options for making child support payments. Do what you can to solidify your relationship with your kids.