Child support modifications are modifications that either increase or decrease child support because of a change in financial circumstances. You can request a Child Support modification if there has been a substantial and continuing change in one of the following:
- The noncustodial parent’s income
- The custodial parent’s income
- The number of overnights the children spend with the noncustodial parent.
The laws vary by state but typically require that both parents contribute to necessary expenses associated with raising children, such as housing, food, education, and medical care. Child support may also be modified if there is a significant change in circumstance after it has been established.
Child support is determined by using both parents’ incomes to factor how much they can afford and contribute to their children’s household expenses. A parent who wants to modify an existing child support order must file a motion for change in court with jurisdiction over the case. A motion for change of circumstances may be filed if there is a significant difference in either party’s income. Also, if there is new information that was not available at the time of establishing the child support order.
Our child support modification attorneys will handle the court hearings for you and ensure all pertinent paperwork is filed with the courts. We are here are to help parents understand the legal process and how much they will be required to pay. We have dealt with child support situations for years at Masterman Krogmann and we are here to provide you with the necessary support.