Modification of Child Support
North Metro Litigators Can Help You Understand the Rules and Regulations of Child Support
Every child has a fundamental right to child support. An Alpharetta child support attorney at North Metro Litigators can explain the rules and regulations related to child support and can help parents to navigate the legal system to protect their children and their own financial stability.
It’s imperative that you work with an experienced attorney to get the right child support plans in place from the start. Sometimes, however, modification of child support is necessary. When a modification must occur, it’s important to have the right legal representation to take care of the legal technicalities and to make a convincing argument for why change is needed.
Our firm has gone to court for many clients on issues related to modification of child support and we have the litigation and negotiation skills necessary to help you prevail in getting your support order changed. Give us a call to find out more about how we can help you with your case.
The Laws on Child Support Modification
Once an initial child support order has been put into place, the paying parent is expected to comply with its terms. There are serious consequences associated with nonpayment of child support, including wage garnishment, seizure of tax returns, the potential loss of a driver’s license and more.
In some cases, the initial child support order must be adjusted. This could occur if there has been a material change in circumstances. If a child’s needs have increased and the costs of caring for a child have risen significantly, child support may need to be adjusted upward. If a paying parent’s income or necessary expenses have substantially increased and the ordered amount of support is no longer affordable, child support may need to be decreased.
A parent seeking either an increase or decrease in child support should talk with an experienced attorney for assistance in petitioning for child support modification. The parent who is seeking the adjustment will need to demonstrate that a material change in circumstances has occurred such that modification is actually justified.
North Metro Litigators can provide help making a compelling case that support must be adjusted upward or downward due to the child’s needs or the parent’s financial situation. Our goal is to maximize the chances of your request for modification being granted and the representation that we provide is tailored to your unique circumstances and family situation.
Child support is unlikely to be modified if there is evidence suggesting the paying parent is purposefully reducing his or her income for purposes of avoiding the payment of child support. Every child is entitled to receive support according to a set of standard guidelines. However, when support does need to be changed, it is imperative parents act quickly to avoid financial hardship either for the child or for the paying parent.
Getting an attorney involved early in the process helps parents to determine if their request for a support modification is likely to be granted and allows parents time to structure arguments for their preferred changes to child support.
Contact an Alpharetta Child Support Attorney to Discuss Your Modification Options
The attorneys at North Metro Litigators can assist parents seeking a modification to support as well as parents arguing against modification. Our Alpharetta legal team will advocate for you to protect your children and your financial stability, so give us a call to find out how we can help.