Ideally, any child support, child custody, or alimony agreements you’ve signed or been assigned are fair. However, they may not be. If that is the case, then a family law attorney in Pomona CA may be able to help. Even if they were fair at the time they were issued, that does not mean they are fair now. If you need to modify your family law documents then there is good news: Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell is here to help.
Are modifications applicable to your alimony situation?
Not everyone is eligible for modifications to custody or support agreements. However, if spouse who is supporting the other has a decrease in income, or the spouse who is being support has an increase in income, then alimony modification may be applicable. For example, if the paying spouse loses their job or the support spouse gets a new job or a raise, or if the supported house gets remarried or moves in with a romantic partner, then alimony modification may be appropriate.
There are a few situations in which there need not have been a major financial change in order to be granted a modification to alimony. This is generally the case if the supported spouse is making no effort to become employed and / or to support themselves. In this case, the right family law attorney in Pomona CA could convince a judge to terminate or modify the support agreement.
Should you call a family law attorney in Pomona CA for help with a child support modification?
We can also help you if you are in need of changes to your child support agreement. This can be due to a number of situations. If you are the paying parent then it may be the result of changes to your income or health that prevent you from paying as you once did, it may result from a change in custody, or because the child has been emancipated.
If you are the parent receiving child support then you may want it modified due to your child requiring additional support for a medical or educational reason, or your child may have reached 18 and still need support due to a disability.
Call us now if you need help with child custody modifications
The first goal of any child custody agreement is to ensure that the best interests of the child are being met. There are many reasons that a custody agreement should be modified, including protecting a child from an unsafe environment, relocation of either parent, or if one parent was previously unfit but has taken steps to improve and has demonstrated that they are now ready to have contact with the child.
If you believe that you are in need of any type of family law modification, whether for your child custody agreement, your child support amount, or your alimony agreement, please contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 for a case evaluation.