Child Support Modifications
Murrieta Family Law Attorney – Call 951.506.6654
During a divorce in which the two spouses share a child, the court must
decide on proper
child support payments completed in monthly installments.
Child support should help the custodial payment pay for the child’s:
- Medical necessities
- Important odds-and-ends
- Special interests or needs
As a parent, you likely already know that your child’s life is constantly
changing. In order to ensure that their healthy wellbeing is maintained
throughout these changes, it may be necessary to make periodic modifications
to child support payments.
Our Temecula & Murrieta child support attorneys can help you begin
your petition. Call 951.506.6654.
How to Modify Child Support
California affords divorced spouses the ability to modify child support
payments as they see fit, so long as they both are in agreeance. If your
uncontested and the two of you still get along, you can craft your own modifications
together. You should still work closely with a divorce lawyer to ensure
you do not sign a new agreement that exploits your finances or otherwise
ignores your best interests.
If a simple agreement is not possible, you will need to submit a petition
to your local family court. The integrity of this petition will determine
whether or not the court accepts it. If you do not have a valid reason
for wanting the child support modifications, it will be refused or can
be easily challenged by your ex-spouse.
Major life changes the court considers valid for modifications include:
- Unexpectedly losing your job
- Illness or injury debilitates you
- Child’s medical needs change
- Ex-spouse gains additional income
- Child custody agreement changes
Comprehensive Legal Advocacy from a Team You Can Trust
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our Murrieta family law attorneys
understand that child support cases are both highly important and highly
sensitive matters. When you need to modify your preexisting plan to improve
the comfort of your child, we take the case close to heart and do all
we can to help you. Please do not hesitate to
contact us and set up a
free case evaluation to learn more.