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Problems with child support? There is an app for that

Dealing with divorce issues is never easy. However, dealing with post-divorce issue can often be complex and rather emotional. Thus, divorcing and divorced parents should understand that they may need to revisit divorce issues relating to their children. This is especially true when one parent seeks modification or enforcement of specific orders, such as custody or support.

When parents fall behind on child support, this can significantly impact the child as well as the custodial parent. For years, ways to make this process easier have been researched and investigated. Because we are a society that often relies on technology to get through our days, why not design technology to aid with child support issues?

The country's first mobile app for child support services was designed to help parents make payments and appointments. This app also allows them to view their cases and even get answers to common questions regarding child support. The idea behind this app was to make this often difficult process more convenient not only for parents but for agencies as well.

By increasing collection, parents are able to ensure they have the money owed to them via child support orders. When non-custodial parents do not meet this obligation, this can make it financially challenging on the other parent. Additionally, parents failing to make timely and full child support parents could be subject to harsh penalties. Therefore, by easing this process, the hope was to make it better for everyone involved.

Staying on top of your post-divorce life is not always easy. Life can get busy and you may not intentionally miss child support payments. Whether it was by mistake or because you can no longer fulfill this obligation, it is important to understand ways to address your issues with child support.

Source: Gcn.com, "Parents, staff win with mobile app for child support services," Stephanie Kanowitz, March 2, 2018

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