When your divorce agreement is finalized, it establishes stipulations that need to be followed regarding child support, child custody, alimony, and property division, among other things. Items like child support and alimony are put in place relative to the financial situation of each party at the time. However, over time these situations can change and the agreement might not be working anymore. You might be wondering if you can modify a child support order and we are here to help. Keep reading to learn more about child support modifications in Claremont CA and how Torrence L. Howell can help you through the process.
Can a child support order be modified?
Yes! A child support order needs to be followed, but there are some circumstances where the order can be modified. If certain circumstances change, you can request a child support modification.
What could justify child support modifications?
The court will not modify a child support order just because you ask for it. There needs to be a significant change in circumstance, including:
- The parent paying support can no longer afford it due to income or health problems
- The parent receiving support begins earning more
- The parent receiving support gets remarried
- The physical custody split is changed
- The child has been emancipated
- The child requires additional support for a specific medical or educational need
- The child requires ongoing support after age 18 due to disability
This list is by no means exhaustive. If you have a valid reason why your current child support order is no longer working, contact us for assistance.
Do I need an attorney to modify a child support order?
When you are submitting any request to the courts that has a large impact on your life and your finances, it is always a good idea to have an attorney on your side. Torrence L. Howell will make sure that you put the best case forward!
If you need help with your child support modification, contact Torrence Howell Law today!
If your situation has changed and you need to request a child support modification, Torrence L. Howell is the attorney to call. With over 27 years of experience and a strong devotion to his clients, Torrence L. Howell will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the best outcome possible in your child support modification request. Give us a call today at (909) 920-0908 to learn more or schedule an initial consultation!
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