Escape the burden of unfair support orders with child support modifications in Norco CA
Do you believe you are paying too much child support? Or maybe as the custodial parent you feel you aren’t receiving enough support to adequately care for your children. Either way, the situation can be extremely stressful. Fortunately, either parent can request a change to the support order at any time thanks to child support modifications in Norco CA.
When Are Modifications Appropriate?
Technically, a change in any one of the myriad factors that go into the California Guideline Support Calculation Formula could merit child support modifications in Norco CA. However, modifications are most often sought in the wake of major life changes such as:
- Changes in income for either parent
- Changes in the division of physical custody of the child
- The birth or adoption of a new child needing support
- Changes in the medical or educational needs of the child
Additionally, if you believe your original child support order was incorrect, or if the support was below the guideline amount, you may petition for a modification at any time even if none of the above changes apply.
How Do I Get Child Support Modifications in Norco CA?
The easiest way to secure child support modifications in Norco CA is to simply agree upon a new amount of support with the child’s other parent and submit this to a judge for approval. This spares you the necessity of a courtroom battle to secure the modification.
Either way you tackle the issue, you will have some tedious legal forms and processes to complete. Save yourself the time and hassle of all this legal legwork by trusting your case to Torrence L. Howell, an experienced child custody attorney. After many decades of practice, Attorney Howell knows the support modification process inside out and he can provide expert assistance every step of the way:
- Calculating the new, appropriate amount of support
- Filing forms with the court clerk
- Serving papers on your co-parent
- Appearing at the court hearing where the judge will grant or deny your petition
Now you might wonder…
Why do I have to go through the courts at all? Can’t I just make a verbal agreement with my co-parent?
The court cannot enforce a verbal agreement. Your co-parent may be happy to agree to a change now, but if they change their mind later and ask the court to enforce the original written order you may end up owing them months or years’ worth of back child support. To protect yourself against this possibility, you should always make your agreements in writing and have an attorney help you get them approved by a judge.
Act Quickly to Secure Your Child Support Modifications in Norco CA
If you suspect your situation may justify child support modifications in Norco CA, you need to act now in order to effect a change as quickly as possible. Fortunately for you, fast and effective help is at hand. Simply call (909) 920-0908 for a free case evaluation to learn how Attorney Howell can help you and your family.