Child Support Modifications
How Do I Make a Change to an Existing Support Order?
At Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, we can assist
you with seeking a modification to your existing child support order if
circumstances have significantly changed. Perhaps you lost your job or
were forced to accept a lower-paying position. Perhaps the other parent
gained a much higher-paying job and is now able to contribute more. Perhaps
you remarried and now have stepchildren to support in addition to your
biological children. Perhaps your child's needs have changed and his
or her care-related expenses have increased. We will carefully review
your case. If a modification is possible, we will help you seek one from
the appropriate California family law court.
Thinking About Modifying Your Child Support Order?
California child support orders are based on parents' financial situations
and circumstances at the time of their divorce. In the years that follow,
a wide array of substantial changes in circumstances may justify modification
of those orders. While we at Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law
Corporation primarily focus on divorce representation and development of
prenuptial agreements, we also take action for people in need of post-divorce modifications.
We can readily assess your case—whether you want a modification
or need to defense against one—and provide guidance.
The most common reasons to seek modification of child support include:
- A significant increase or unavoidable decrease in either parent's income
- Agreed-upon or litigated changes in the child custody and visitation arrangement
- Parental relocation, adding significantly to the expenses for visitation
- Major changes in children's financial needs due to health problems
or other serious causes
Consult with Our Proven Beverly Hills Child Support Attorneys
People who try to handle modifications informally without legal counsel
take serious risks. Ex-spouses may be willing to make trade-offs at one
point but decide later to enforce the letter of the law, for example -
and unpaid child support is never a forgivable debt. Whether you are dealing
with complex life changes involving your children, believe your ex-spouse
is hiding income, or have other serious concerns, we encourage you to
contact us for counsel on your legal rights and options. We welcome clients
from all throughout Los Angeles County, CA.
Explore your options during an
initial consultation. Call us at (310) 984-1411!