Modification Of Child Support Orders
If you can show legitimate reasons why you cannot pay the established child support, you can talk with a divorce lawyer or child support modification lawyer and ask the court to change your obligations.
Likewise, a custodial parent can ask the court to modify the child support payments and make sure that the proper child support laws are being followed. If circumstances change warranting an increase in payments. The valid reasons for modification of child support are usually set forth in the statute governing divorce and child support orders, and often include things such as:
- A significant reduction in your income.
- A serious illness or disability.
- A change in your child's circumstances (such as an inheritance or the attainment of the age of majority).
- A change in the financial circumstances of your ex-spouse.
Many states also set statutory limits on how often child support orders can be modified.
If you are going through a divorce, it is important to contact a divorce attorney or child support modification lawyer
in your area.