Once child custody and visitation have been determined, establishment of monthly child support is typically one of the more straightforward, non-negotiable aspects of a divorce. However, no divorce settlement or judgment can account for major life changes that may take place afterward, and it is common for both payers and recipients of child support to seek child support modifications.
California law allows for modification of a child support order when a material change of circumstances has occurred, regardless of how long it has been since the divorce or entry of the original order. Most successful modifications are based on well-documented, substantial changes in either party's income or in how children's time and care are divided between the two parents.
At The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, our skilled Orange County family lawyers handle a wide range of post-divorce modifications, including custody and spousal support modifications.
Our extensive experience in courts throughout Orange County enables us to provide dependable guidance on whether your attempt to modify child support is likely to succeed. Our Newport Beach family law attorneys focus primarily on complex, high-value cases but provide the same level of diligence to more basic matters.
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