Child Support Modifications
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.
Have Your Financial Or Child Care Circumstances Changed Substantially?
At the Burch Shepard Law Group, our skilled Orange County family lawyers handle a wide range of post-divorce modifications, including custody and spousal support modifications.
This includes providing counsel and representation for clients with valid grounds to seek, to cite a few examples:
- An increase in child support based on the noncustodial parent's increased income, that parent's otherwise improved financial status, or hardship created by new, special needs of children.
- A decrease in child support because of the noncustodial parent's job loss or other severe financial hardship.
- A modification justified by a parental relocation that creates substantial travel-related expenses for a parent with time-sharing/visitation rights.
Call An Orange County Child Support Attorney For Counsel On 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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