Guiding you through your child-support modification request

By |2022-04-06T13:00:09+00:0014 Jan 2015|Categories: Child Support, Custodial Parent, Income|

Guiding you through your child-support modification request

For many children in California, financial support from a parent who lives apart from them plays an important role in their lives. In many cases, child support provided by a noncustodial parent becomes the main source of income for the children’s households and something the custodial parent depends on each month. Child support buys food for the child and pays for school expenses and extracurricular activities.

Sometimes, though, big life changes change how much the supporting parent can provide. Whether it is an economic downturn and rapidly rising costs or a job loss or severe illness, the noncustodial parent may not be able to provide enough to meet a child’s needs. This is when requesting a change in the amount of child support may be essential.

Modifying a child support order in California is not easy. Courts carefully consider different factors to see whether a decrease or increase is merited, and they will require documentation to confirm that the modification request is legitimate. The incomes of both parents, the costs of medical insurance, daily living expenses and other benefits are all taken into consideration. Any loss of income by the supporting parent is examined carefully by the court to make sure it is not a deliberate attempt to avoid paying the amount ordered by the court or to ask for more.

Our Orange County family law firm can assist parents in determining all the evidence that supports a modification request. We have handled many child-support issues, including modification requests, and we know what the courts are looking for in order to justify a modification.

Whatever the clients’ reasons are for modification requests, we always listen and work to find ways to help our clients achieve a favorable outcome. And we always put children’s well-being first in each and every child-support and family issue.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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