Child Support Attorney
Modification of Child Support
Parents may experience a change of circumstances that justify modification of an earlier child support order.
The most common reason for a modification is an increase or a decrease in parental income. A change the income of either parent can affect child support.
Some life events have a positive effect on income. For example, a parent may get a higher-paying job, have an investment return, receive an inheritance, or even win the lottery.
On the other hand, a parent could experience an event that has a negative effect on income, such as job loss, unexpected medical bills, or an investment loss. These events will normally impact the child support obligation of both parents.
Other variables that can affect child support include changes in child care expense, private school, health and related insurance, and uncovered medical expenses. Changes in timesharing can also affect the amount of child support in your case.
It is important to hire an attorney to file your case as soon as you experience a substatial change that entitles you to abate, modify, or terminate child support. The court can usually revise child support back to the filing date of your case, even if you experienced a substantial change in circumstance before your child support case was filed.
Termination of Child Support
You may be eligible to terminate child support if a child is over 18 years of age or if timesharing has changed so that you have more timesharing.
Many old child support orders will not automatically terminate when a child turns 18. An experienced attorney can help you dissolve these child support orders. You should take quick action because it may not be possible to get a refund for support that is paid after the child turns 18.
DeVoe Law Firm can help you modify your child support, abate child support, and terminate child support in eligible cases. Call for a free consultation.