No matter how carefully you planned the terms of your divorce, circumstances are subject to change. If you have found yourself unable to support your child as planned, you can request a child support modification to accommodate any unforeseen problems. Our lawyers can help you smooth out this process to achieve the results you desire.
There are a number of reasons for requesting a modification of child support. Your needs can warrant a request for support modification in a number of situations, including:
- Income change
- Removal or addition of children to child support
- Increase of child care expenses
- A child becomes disabled
- A child or parent declines in health
- Needed extension of support
As you can see, you can file for a change in your support plan under a variety of circumstances; however, you have to meet certain qualifications in order to be eligible for a modification. Before you request a change in your child support plan, you should be sure that your support is not scheduled to end within six months or that it has not been modified or reviewed within three years. You will also need to demonstrate any significant life changes.
If you have met these requirements, then you can begin the modification process. Unfortunately, your requests may not always be granted, especially if another party attempts to stop them in court. In such cases, you should seek the help of a qualified family law attorney to advocate your modification.
Our legal team at Richard A. Heller, P.A. can handle your case. We have nearly 50 years of experience in a broad range of legal issues, and our own Richard A. Heller has been recognized for his ethical character and legal ability with a BV Distinguished® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you seek a child support modification.