When parents divorce or seek to legally establish custody and support orders, it is critical that these arrangements protect the best interests of the children. Additionally, it is also important that parents are faithful to adhere to the terms outlined by the court and refrain from handling disputes without the help of a lawyer. When child support orders are neglected, it is the children who suffer.
Fortunately, there are legal options for Missouri parents who are waiting for unpaid child support. Although it may seem like a hopeless situation, a parent can be held to account for failing to perform his or her financial obligations to his or her child. If a parent cannot maintain payments, a court modification should be sought through the proper channels.