Former reality television star Jon Gosselin is facing jail time for not
paying his child support. Gosselin says that he is in the position of
either paying his rent or his
child support. Many New York residents are probably familiar with this predicament considering
It's hard enough making ends meet when there are two parents in the
household. Being a single parent either receiving or paying child support
can be even more challenging. The parent who is paying the support may
find themselves strapped and unable to provide themselves with the basic
necessities, let alone pay child support. On the other side, there is
a parent who relies on child support to get by.
More often than not, parents who do not have full custody of their children
understand the responsibility placed on the custodial parent and aren't
trying to shirk their responsibilities. They are willing to pay their
child support, but economic circumstances may not make it easy. Unfortunately,
not being able to pay support also puts a financial strain on the custodial parent.
Sometimes, the parties need to go back to court in order to come up with
a more equitable solution that allows both parties to provide the basic
necessities for themselves and their families. The laws of New York provide
that child support orders can be modified, based upon proof of a substantial
change in circumstances. Being advised of the rights and responsibilities
of each party relative to child support may help parents confront their
financial issues fairly and in the best interests of any children involved.
Source: Reality Tea, "Jon Gosselin Is Broke; Can Only Afford Rent Or Child Support!" Mary, Aug.1, 2012