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Criminal consequences and child support
Criminal consequences and child support

Criminal consequences and child support

On Behalf of | May 4, 2020 | Family Law |

The duty to family, the duty to society: There are many rules, both written and unwritten, by which people live their lives. Sometimes, a guilty verdict for one rule leads someone down a path of consecutive challenges. That usually does not need to be the case. 

Everyone has responsibilities. For those paying child support, failure in payment responsibilities has the potential to complicate their lives considerably. Modification orders could help in these types of difficult situations. 

An increasingly complicated situation 

There are many ways that one brush with the law could lead to another. As explained on FindLaw, DUI convictions in Florida could lead to license suspension. While preventing a wrongful conviction is always preferable, and while some temporary licenses could be available, everybody has success in reclaiming their driving privileges. 

This lack of the ability to drive could lead to fewer professional opportunities and lower income. This is especially true for those who depend on driving as one of the main activities of their work, such as salespeople, skilled crafts workers or commercial vehicle operators. 

An extreme example 

The National Conference of State Legislatures provides an excellent overview of this problem with regards to child support payments. Failure to pay has the potential for punishment by incarceration. Incarceration, in turn, is often a major impediment to fulfilling the obligation for timely, full payment. 

The solution to many of these types of problems could be pursuing a child support modification order. Unfortunately, many people in challenging legal situations do not know of this option, or are not sure how to access the help they need. 


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