Dealing with a parent who refuses to pay child support

As a parent, various issues may concern you on a regular basis, such as your child’s performance in school or picking him or her up from a sports game. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, our Massachusetts law firm is very familiar with the other hardships that parents may encounter in Boston and throughout the state. For example, you may be going through a tough time financially because your former marital partner simply refuses to pay their child support.

Sometimes, parents find themselves unable to fulfill their obligations concerning child support because they suffered a medical emergency or were fired from their job. However, parents in this position should try to continue paying their child support and look into any resources that can help them. Regrettably, some parents also choose to stop paying child support even though they are fully capable of fulfilling their obligations.

If you are not receiving the child support you are owed, you may be unable to pay for your child’s clothing or school supplies, or you may have found yourself struggling with other expenses. Although this can be a tough time, it is essential to stand up for yourself and take a careful look at every option on the table. Fortunately, there are protections in place that can help some parents work towards a better outcome and you should try to address your circumstances as soon as you can.

On our child support and custody page, you can read more about unpaid child support and other topics concerning family law.

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