All sorts of challenges may arise for those who have fallen behind on their child support or are not receiving what they are owed. From arrest to financial problems and other challenges, there are many ways in which back child support makes life hard. However, certain life experiences and health issues can make these matters even more difficult, such as seasonal affective disorder. If you have SAD and you owe child support, for example, you may find yourself having an even harder time staying current during darker months. At the same time, if you are owed child support, missed payments could have even more of an emotional impact on you during winter months.
Sometimes, people may not realize how conditions such as seasonal affective disorder can affect their lives. For example, if you have SAD, it could interfere with your performance at work and ultimately affect you financially. In some cases, this could lead to a chain of events that result in someone becoming delinquent on the child support they owe, which can generate even more depression and negative emotions. If you are facing these hurdles, you should not allow seasonal affective disorder to disrupt your life any more, if you are able to.
Unfortunately, some people suffer from SAD or other challenges such as post-traumatic stress disorder and experience a wide range of challenges in life because of the problems they are facing. If possible, you should try to pay your child support or look into helpful options, such as setting up a payment plan or child support modification. Our child support section has more on modifying a child support order.