Winter Park Child Support Modification Lawyer
Help with Child Support Modifications
Searching for an attorney for your child support case in Greater Orlando? Striking a balance between two households supporting a child can be a challenge. In our years of practicing family law, our firm, Richard A. Heller, P.A. has received an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, a top Superb Rating from AVVO, and a Distinguished Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. We are focused on the needs of our clients in all family law matters, including those related to the need for a modification of an existing child support order. If you retain our firm to help you to seek a modification of a child support order or any other family law legal matter, you can be confident that your case is in the hands of a true legal professional.
Reasons for a Child Support Modification
A child support order is based on the income of both parents, and decisions by the court will be based upon what is believed to be in the best interests of the child. The order states how much is paid, when, and who will be required to pay support. The first issue related to a child support payment is that it should facilitate the welfare of the child. Parents and their financial needs are of secondary concern.
Circumstances which may result in the need to modify a child support order will only be approved when there has been a significant change in circumstances of the parent paying support, such as loss of employment, increase or decrease in income, disability, or a medical condition or other significant change. Your child may need tutoring or is participating in certain programs after school that have financial demands. Modifications can be made to your child support order with the help of a child support lawyer. The court may grant temporary or permanent modifications to the existing child support order. Changes can be made if these conditions are met:
- Your current child support order will not end within 6 months from when the court receives your request. A request for a change and the approval can require this much time.
- You have not altered your current child support order within the last 3 years.
- You can show a significant change in circumstances that will support the request. A common example would be an increase or decrease in income.
If you have a circumstance that warrants a change in your child support order an Winter Park child support attorney from our firm can assist you to get this matter resolved efficiently. A parent who does not adhere to the terms of an existing child support order can face serious repercussions, including loss of driver's license, or enforcements such as a lien placed upon property or bank accounts. Never make arrangements that change the child support amounts with the other parent without getting court approval as it could later backfire and cause you serious legal problems, even when there has been a verbal agreement between the two of you.
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