If you and your ex-spouse have children together in California, the court may have ordered one of you to make child support payments when your divorce was finalized. These payments can ensure the parent primarily responsible for tending to your children’s living expenses and needs is financially able to do so.
However, there are instances when a parent who has been ordered to pay child support may petition the court to modify a child support order. Whether you’re paying child support and believe a modification to the current order is necessary, or you’re receiving child support and you think a modification your ex is requesting isn’t justified, strongly consider enlisting the help of a qualified lawyer.
Your odds of demonstrating to the court why a child support modifications request should or shouldn’t be granted will be greater if you have proper legal representation. At The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers, a Newport Beach child support modifications attorney will present our case to the judge thoroughly and effectively.
The following are among the more common reasons a judge may choose to grant a child support modifications request in California:
A court will typically only grant a request to modify a child support agreement if it can be proven that circumstances have changed substantially for one or both parents. A Newport Beach child support modifications attorney at The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers can assist you by providing the court with evidence that a modification is warranted. Or, your lawyer can demonstrate that a request to modify the order shouldn’t be granted based on the minimal degree to which your ex’s life circumstances have changed.
In either case, the best way to learn more about what we can do for you is to start today by contacting us online or calling our Newport Beach family law office at 949-500-8733. We’ll ensure you have the representation you deserve.