Modifying Child Support Orders
After a child support ruling has been put in place as part of a divorce proceeding, there can be the option to modify this order where circumstances warrant it. This is to serve all parties involved most fairly if financial or other circumstances have changed since the original order was made.
- The original order will have been based on:
- The income of both parents
- Living costs involving the children
- The amount of time the child or children spend with each parent
Therefore, any significant changes in income for either parent, or changes in the other parts of the equation, may allow you to have a modification approved. In order to go about this correctly and improve your chances of a successful outcome, seek the help of an experienced family attorney.
How Do I Modify Child Support?
At Fusco & Clarke, we are committed to serving you as best we can in pursuit of the outcome you desire. Whether you are the recipient of child support seeking an increase, or the contributing party who feels a reduction would now be fairer, take action now.
Doing so could cause a notable improvement in your financial situation and in turn assist you in your parenting role. We can also assist you if your ex-spouse is attempting to reduce the support you receive and you wish to contest this request.
Although the amount to be paid is based on a pre-determined mathematical calculation, an attorney has an important role in ensuring the figures being considered are fair representations of the actual situation. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients in child support modification cases and will work hard to put that experience to use for your benefit.
Contact a lawyer from our team if you feel a change in your child support terms is warranted or if you wish contest this action by your ex-spouse.