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Can unpaid spousal support cause tax refund interception?

On this blog, we have gone over some of the consequences of various family law hurdles that people might encounter, such as those which involve child support and some of the different challenges that can arise during a divorce. However, spousal support can also be stressful for those who are not able to make payments as well as those who are not receiving the support they were owed. Moreover, falling behind on spousal support obligations could potentially lead to other negative consequences, such as the interception of a tax refund.

Family law and identity theft

From back child support to issues involving property division, family law challenges can impact people in all sorts of ways. Sometimes, these problems even involve violations of the law, in which case it is pivotal for victims to know their legal rights. For example, someone who is facing a family law dispute with their child’s other parent or their ex-spouse may become a victim of identity theft, which has become increasingly problematic in the digital age.

Child support and seasonal affective disorder

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.

Domestic violence and the divorce process

Whether your spouse is claiming that you abused someone in the family or you are a victim of domestic violence yourself, there are a wide range of ways this can affect you as you make your way through the process of ending your marriage. For example, you may not be able to work with a mediator or move forward with a collaborative divorce. Moreover, your emotions may run particularly high while you are moving through the process of divorce.

Divorce and retirement

For some people, retirement can be challenging for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes, people have a hard time adjusting to their new daily schedule or simply miss working. However, there are additional problems that some people face which can make this transition even more complicated, such as divorce. Sometimes, people decide to end their marriage in anticipation of life changes that will occur once they stop working, while others may find themselves in divorce court because their spouse decided to file for a divorce once they stopped working. Regardless, we know that it is particularly important for those who have recently retired or plan to retire soon to approach divorce issues with care.

Social media and family law matters

We know that those who are struggling with challenges related to family law may have different problems to work through. Sometimes, a parent may be worried about losing access to their child after a custody dispute, while others are concerned about their ability to afford child support payments. In Hickory, and all over North Carolina, family law issues can be even more difficult to work through as a result of social media. In fact, social media activity can do more than just generate additional stress and drama. In some cases, it could have an impact on the outcome of a case.

Handling family law matters during an illness

All sorts of challenges can make it even more difficult for people to work through family law issues, from the loss of a parent to unexpected financial hardships or problems at work. However, those going through an illness may have a particularly difficult time dealing with various family law issues, from child support modification to filing for divorce and working through a dispute involving the custody of children. Our law firm is committed to working with people who are struggling with this in Hickory, North Carolina.

Can unpaid child support interfere with my passport?

If you have found yourself unable to make child support payments, you could be going through different struggles. Aside from a potentially significant level of stress, you could face serious penalties, some of which have been discussed on this blog. For example, time behind bars, fines, and the interception of tax refunds or garnishment of wages can make life very hard. However, there are other consequences that could have a particularly harsh impact on your life, such as preventing you from obtaining a U.S. passport.

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