Do You Need a Modification of Child Support?
San Diego Child Support Attorney
There are many different circumstances and purposes that a child support order may need to be modified. Child support can be changed any time that there is a significant change in circumstances. The change can be for either party, the parent paying support or the parent who is receiving the child support. The significant changes can include parents who are facing the loss of a job or those who have just received a large inheritance. Whatever the reason, it is important to speak with a San Diego divorce lawyer and not to take matters into your own hands.
Do I need to go to court?
When requesting a change to an existing child support order, you might have to go to court to enact the modification. There are some circumstances, however, that the two parties can avoid court if the parents can agree to a modification of the child support order on their own. They can place the new agreement into writing to show that they both agree to the new plan. If the parties cannot agree, however, a court hearing must be issued.
Either parent can have the right to request a change to the child support order. The orders can be modified as many times as necessary until the child reaches the age of 18 or otherwise becomes independent from the parents. If you are seeking a modification of a child support order, you can speak with a family law attorney to develop a better understanding of your options. It is essential to not take matters into your own hands and simply stop paying if a circumstance arises that forces you to pay less than originally agreed upon. As soon as possible, contact Deanne Arthur to find out if a San Diego divorce attorney can assist you through your case.