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When back child support interferes with travel

There are many reasons why non-custodial parents should do all they can to stay current on the child support they are obligated to pay. Paying child support can be helpful for children and custodial parents, of course. After all, buying school supplies and covering other expenses can be difficult for a single parent. However, non-custodial parents obligated to pay child support should stay current for other reasons, such as avoiding the ramifications that may come with missing payments. Many people realize that falling behind on these payments can lead to arrest, wage garnishment or the interception of a tax refund. However, other consequences may also arise, such as having one's travel plans interrupted.

So, how can falling behind on child support affect travel? For starters, parents who owe a certain amount of back child support are not eligible to obtain a U.S. passport and may have their current passport revoked. Additionally, problems related to child support can affect someone who wishes to travel from a financial standpoint. For example, if they set up a payment plan in order to regain passport eligibility and get caught up on the child support they owe, they may have to cut into their travel funds in order to take care of back child support, which may leave them unable to travel due to finances.

Ultimately, falling behind on child support can make life hard in different ways, from interfering with plans to other ramifications. Our custody has more on family law topics involving children.

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