If you have a high net worth, you might have significant child support obligations after ending your marriage. Whether you parted ways with your spouse many years ago or currently find yourself in the middle of the divorce process, it is critical to review the different challenges you could experience if you do not stay current on support. For example, back child support could affect your ability to leave the country.
If you need to travel abroad due to an important business trip, a family event or a vacation you have planned, it is important to understand how these obligations can affect your passport.
Passport revocation and denial because of child support
The Administration for Children and Families says that if you owe $2,500 or more in back child support, you lose your passport privileges. This means that the government will turn down your passport application, and they could also revoke your valid passport if you give it to an embassy representative for any reason (such as adding pages or trying to repair your passport).
Paying child support to protect or restore your passport
Whether you want to avoid the denial or revocation of your passport or restore your passport, you must pay child support that you owe. If you owe arrears, work with the state’s child support agency so they take your name off of their list.
With a high net worth, you could have a considerable amount of unpaid child support in a relatively short period of time, and it is pivotal to address back child support right away if you worry about losing your passport and other consequences.