Child support can generate a number of concerns, from a parent’s inability to pay what they owe to legal hurdles related to the establishment of a child support order. It can be hard for parents to work through these challenges, but both parties should strive to avoid unnecessary complications and an outcome that is in their child’s best interests. Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons why child support can lead to a domestic disturbance, in which case it is vital for those involved in a dispute to carefully handle the situation.
A domestic disturbance could arise for many reasons as a result of child support. For example, an ex-spouse may be upset that they are not receiving the alimony they are owed, or a parent may feel that the child support they are required to pay is not fair. Misunderstanding and disagreement can, in some cases, lead to a domestic disturbance. Sometimes, these disputes do not involve physical violence, while others may involve assault. It is extremely important for parents to protect their children and themselves in the event that such an incident occurs. Moreover, a frustrated parent may threaten or harass their child’s other parent. Sometimes, people are able to obtain a restraining order to protect themselves.
Family law matters such as child support can be highly emotional and hard to work through. Because of the serious nature of these issues, carefully addressing the situation is paramount. Our family law page has additional info on child support orders.