Escape the burden of unfair support orders with child support modifications in Rancho Cucamonga 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 Rancho Cucamonga 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 Rancho Cucamonga 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 Rancho Cucamonga CA?
The easiest way to secure child support modifications in Rancho Cucamonga 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.
In either case, you will still face a complicated chain of tasks including many different forms and deadlines. Why risk making a mistake handling things on your own when expert help from family law attorney Torrence L. Howell is close at hand? 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?
Verbal agreements are not binding or enforceable by the court. 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. 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 Rancho Cucamonga CA
If you suspect your situation may justify child support modifications in Rancho Cucamonga 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.