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Child Support Modifications may be a help Parents

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Child Support on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Life naturally changes following a divorce which may occasion the need for a child support modification or other modification of a divorce-related order. Once child support has been established through a settlement agreement or court order, it may be necessary to seek a child support modification based on a change in circumstances. In general, it may be possible to modify a child support order based on a significant change in circumstances in the lives of either the parent or the child.

It is important that parents who are seeking to modify a child support order, or contesting a requested modification of a child support order, understand how the family law process can help them. A significant change in circumstances could include a change to a job or income, marital status or healthcare benefits. The court also always considers what is in the best interests of the child when making any determination that impacts a child such as a request to modify child support.

Because child support modification requests can be somewhat complex, it is useful to have trained guidance through the process. It is also important to never simply ignore child support obligations and to utilize family law resources when struggling to pay child support or seeking to enforce a child support order. The family law process is available to help families in a variety of situations and child support is an understandable concern for many families.

It is helpful to understand the circumstances under which a child support order may be modified and to also understand how to qualify for a modification. Awareness of the resources available can help serve as a guide to parents and families navigating the child support and child support modification processes.

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