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Child Support Modification Guide

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2018 | Firm News

After the court orders a specific child support amount, a parent can go back and ask for a temporary and/or final child support modification. Some of the reasons for seeking a modification include a change of income, a change in the child’s medical or educational needs.

Before you start down this path, be sure to have the proper legal counsel of either a divorce attorney, family law attorney or a child support lawyer. They can help in the following ways:

  • Give important advice on how to prepare for the modification process. Be sure to have on-hand your most recent tax returns, recent pay stubs, bills or invoices to support your request for a child support change.
  • Represent you at the child support hearings. There is nothing that can replace good legal counsel. The court will view you as prepared and serious about this request.
  • Assistance with compulsory financial discovery. In other words, presentation of your income, assets, and debts.
  • Negotiation. Child support modification is not black and white. Thorough preparation will work in your favor.
  • At the end of the day, each case is different.  However, the rules are the same.