Escape the burden of unfair support orders with child support modifications in Ontario CA
An unfair child support order can be a significant burden, both for a custodial parent receiving insufficient support or for a non-custodial parent laboring under a very high support requirement. Don’t just live with this burden! Seek child support modifications in Ontario CA to keep your support orders fair and relevant to everyone’s needs.
When Are Modifications Appropriate?
There are many, many variables that go into calculating child support amounts in California. Whenever any of these variables change, it could theoretically provide grounds for requesting child support modifications in Ontario CA. But, in most cases modifications are only requested when a major life change occurs. Here are some examples:
- The parent paying support loses their job or suffers a significant pay cut
- The parent receiving support starts earning more
- One parent becomes incarcerated
- The physical custody split changes
- The child’s healthcare or education needs change
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 Ontario CA?
The easiest way to secure child support modifications in Ontario 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.
Unfortunately, no matter which route you choose you will encounter lots of paperwork and red tape. 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. This presents a significant risk for the parent paying support, because if your co-parent later decides that they should not have made that verbal agreement for reduced support, they could have the court enforce the old order and hold you accountable for thousands of dollars in back support under that order. The wisest course of action is always to petition for an official modification with the help of an attorney.
Act Quickly to Secure Your Child Support Modifications in Ontario CA
If you suspect your situation may justify child support modifications in Ontario CA, you need to act now in order to effect a change as quickly as possible. To get started call (909) 920-0908 for a free case evaluation from Attorney Howell.