When you have a legal obligation to pay child support, you don’t want to ignore that obligation. There are legal ramifications of course, but we are talking about the moral obligation to take care of your kids. You know that, but there are all kinds of circumstances that arise when divorces occur and child custody cases take place. It could be that you become unemployed or your situation changes in another way. This can happen after the court decision for sure, as time goes by and life changes.
When dealing with matters of child support, you never want to procrastinate. Whatever is going on, always keep at least your legal team informed. Do you have good communication with your ex wife or ex husband? If so, then you can keep in good contact about child support matters with him or her, too.
One thing you need to know is that if something does happen that changes your circumstances, you have to get things approved legally. In other words, for the time being, you keep continuing on as normal yet take action. Do everything by the book and it helps to remember what is most important, your children. That is the main reason why you are trying to make everything seamless.
Another thing you can do about your circumstances is to have the best documentation available. Sometimes that means the documents you keep, and other times that can mean literally writing down notes about your circumstances as they occur. You want to do it this way because it matters and you will be acting quickly anyway. Does it cost money to file a modification? What is the risk of getting denied, and how long does the process take? All of those other questions are answered by the right legal representation.