Child Support Modifications

How Do I Make a Change to an Existing Support Order?

At Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, we understand circumstances change and our expertise allows us to assist you in seeking a modification to your existing child support order. Some of the common reasons for modifying a child support order include losing your job, or perhaps you were forced to accept a lower-paying position. It’s also common that the other parent accepted a much higher-paying position and is now able to contribute more.

Whether you remarried and now have stepchildren to support in addition to your biological children, or your own child’s/children’s needs have significantly changed and his or her care-related expenses have increased, the important thing to remember is we have the experience and knowledge to help you. With careful attention, we will closely review your case and if a modification is possible, we will help you seek the modification from the appropriate California family law court. With multiple offices in Northern and Southern California, we are well-positioned to assist you.

Explore your options during an initial consultation. Call us at 415-789-5881 or contact us online.

Considering Modifying Your Child Support Order?

California child support orders are based on numerous factors, including both 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 Kaspar & Lugay, LLP primarily focus on divorce representation and development of prenuptial agreements, we also take action for people in need of post-divorce modifications. Our experienced family law attorneys are ready to assess your case—whether you want to initiate a modification or need to defend against one—and provide guidance along the way.

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 Highly Experienced California Child Support Attorneys

With all the Do-it-Yourself options and online forms out there, we find more often than not that people who try to handle modifications informally and 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 California County, CA.

Explore your options during an initial consultation. Call us at 415-789-5881 or contact us online.

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