Child Support Enforcement
Divorces that involve children will require child custody and support arrangements. In many cases, one parent retains primary physical custody of a child, meaning that that child spends the majority of his or her time with that parent. Oftentimes, the parent who does not have primary physical custody will be required to pay child support payments to the other so that the parent with physical custody can cover the costs of raising a child. However, in some situations, the parent who is supposed to pay child support refuses to provide the amount required by the court. Fortunately, though, these child support agreements are actually legally enforceable.
Why Child Support Payments Are Necessary
Enforcement of child support agreements is important for helping receiving parents fully provide for their children. It can ensure that the parent with primary custody of the child has the financial resources to cover the costs associated with the following:
- Medical needs
- Extracurricular activities
- Basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing
All of these costs might fall on the shoulders of the parent with physical custody, so without child support payments to alleviate this financial burden, that parent might not be able to afford all that his or her child needs. However, because child support agreements are legal contracts, legal enforcement can help you secure the payments you need.
When your ex-spouse has a legal obligation to pay you child support so that you can financially sustain the costs of raising a child, it’s critical that the paying spouse fulfils this important responsibility. If your ex-spouse has refused or forgotten to pay child support, you can talk about your situation with the experienced lawyers of BB Law Group PLLC today by calling us at (832) 534-2589.