The Guardian recently reported that according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report, "three-quarters of the £4 billion in payments owed by absent parents – some dating back more than 20 years – are considered 'uncollectable'". Essentially, this means that approximately £3 billion in child maintenance payments may never be paid. The report further revealed that an additional £527 million in back child maintenance payments were “potentially collectable” whereas only £366 million were considered “likely to be collected”.
Family law and divorce mediation can yield the same result as a trial, but require less money and stress.
Many people receiving or paying child support don’t know that they can modify their support obligation. In fact, a parent can modify child support any time there has been a “substantial and continuing change in circumstances” since the last order.
I get this question all of the time. The short, and unfortunately only, answer is that it depends. The monetary costs of a divorce are a combination of attorney fees, court costs, and expert costs. So, while I can't provide an exact amount for the cost of a divorce, I can provide you with some information.… Continue reading How much does a divorce cost?
Did you know that you can modify your child support orders?
According to the Korean Herald, South Korea has a massive child support problem. The Korean Child Support Agency reported that, 83 percent of all single parents in South Korea never received any child support payments from non-custodial parents in 2012; In 2015, 80 percent of all Korean single parents were women; Only 4.6 percent of them filed lawsuits;… Continue reading South Korea’s Child Support Problem