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Discipline mistakes to avoid after divorce

Disciplining kids can be difficult enough under ideal circumstances. It can be even tougher for Milwaukee parents who are divorced, especially when navigating issues regarding custody and visitation. The following are a few of the common mistakes divorced parents make when it comes to discipline and how you can best avoid them.

Custody and false allegations

Unfortunately, divorce can bring out the worst in people and this is especially true with child custody cases. It is not difficult to understand why parents can become so emotional. After all, they may worry about their child's well-being or fear that they will not be able to spend very much time with their kids. Sadly, some people try to throw their child's other parent under the bus in order to gain an edge during a custody dispute. For example, they may falsely accuse their former spouse of domestic violence, an offense that is sexual in nature, drug violations, drunk driving or any other number of offenses.

Taking a look at unique custody arrangements

When it comes to custody, it is crucial to keep in mind that each family has a unique situation. Arrangements that work out well for some parents may not even be remotely possible for others. In this post, we will cover some of the different types of custody arrangements that may work out well for some people, even though they are less common. Ultimately, parents should do all that they can to make sure their child is given the care and support they need, even if a non-traditional approach to child custody is necessary.

Depression over a child custody dispute

At our law firm, we know that family law issues are often extremely sensitive from an emotional point of view. Financial matters and major life changes are some of the hurdles that people work through prior to filing a divorce and following the divorce process. Moreover, those which involve one’s kids can be particularly intense, especially when it comes to child custody. Parents may become depressed due to an unfavorable outcome regarding a custody case, or they could feel burdened with intense anxiety leading up to a custody case.

Reviewing factors that can influence a custody case

When it comes to family law matters, emotions can run high and both parties may be under an incredible amount of pressure. From the financial side of family law issues to those which involve children, it is essential to work through these cases properly and this is especially true when it comes to child custody. There are all sorts of factors that can have an impact on a child custody case and it is essential for you to understand some of the things that courts go over and work to secure a future for your child that serves his or her best interests.

Child support and preparing for financial challenges

As a parent who needs to pay child support, you could be facing different hurdles, from emotional pain following a recent divorce to financial problems due to the payments you are required to make. However, it can be especially difficult for a parent in this position to lose his or her job or experience financial issues for another reason. We have discussed some of the different problems that can arise when a parent fails to pay child support, from tax refund interception and arrest to losing the ability to get a passport. As a result, you should immediately prepare for what could lie ahead if you anticipate financial problems around the corner.

Back child support and the risk of arrest

When a parent falls behind on child support payments, they could face a variety of consequences. For example, they may be very stressed out due to their circumstances, have their tax refund intercepted or even be unable to apply for a passport, throwing off their vacation plans or interfering with business. Furthermore, many are dealing with other issues, such as financial hardships after losing their job or suffering with an unanticipated medical crisis. However, the risk of being taken into custody is especially concerning and it is crucial for people facing the threat of arrest to immediately review their options.

Unpaid child support and your tax refund

In a recent blog post, our law office discussed how back child support can interfere with travel plans and leave one unable to obtain a passport. However, it is vital to point out that there are many other ways in which a non-custodial parent struggling with delinquent child support payments could be adversely affected. For example, they may have their tax refund intercepted. If you are unable to make child support payments due to financial problems and owe a certain amount of back child support, you may face additional financial complications when the tax refund you were expecting is intercepted.

Reduced income and how it affects child support

Once divorced parents in Wisconsin have determined child support payments, the thought is these amounts will not change until the child becomes an adult. However, there are circumstances in which the paying party has a change in income due to a lower paying job or complete job loss. In these circumstances, a modification by the court may be granted but there are certain steps that the non-custodial parent must make to avoid certain penalties and consequences.

Does unpaid child support affect my passport?

If you are struggling with child support, you might be worried about how this predicament could affect your future. From damage to your reputation to problems with your child's other parent and even the threat of arrest, there are many reasons why falling behind on child support can be stressful. Moreover, back child support can create stress and financial hurdles for parents who are supposed to receive payments as well. On top of these issues, child support delinquency can interfere with a person's life in other ways, such as preventing them from obtaining a passport.

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