If you need to have your child support payments modified, you typically can by following a child support modification process through the courts or by making an agreement with your ex-spouse. If you can't support the amount of money you're expected to pay, it's important to act quickly to get your modification set into action; if you don't, you could start owing back child support, which can be expensive.
Anyone with children knows that raising them is an expensive endeavor. In the best of situations, many parents have problems making ends meet. However, some people rely on a co-parent to help with the costs of caring for children. When this person fails to provide their share of the finances, the situation for both the children and caregiver can deteriorate. In addition to poorer conditions for children, parents in Massachusetts who fail to make court-ordered child support payments can face serious consequences.
It is often difficult for some people to relate to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. While they earn a large pay check, they also work long hours and often live with their life on display for the whole world to see. One star, John Cryer, is going through what many people in Massachusetts and across the county can relate to -- his wife is seeking a child support modification. However, some people are surprised by the increase she is requesting.