Columbus Child Support Modification Attorney
Are You Looking To Change Your Child Support Agreement?
Ensuring that any children involved in a divorce are properly cared for is the most important factor judges take into account during the divorce process.
As your children grow up and your personal situation changes, you may find yourself in a position where you need to modify your child support payments. Our Columbus family law attorneys at the Grossman Law Offices have worked with thousands of families over the years and will use that wealth of knowledge to help you craft a plan of action that will put you in a position to secure the legal outcome you need.
Contact our firm today to learn more about what we can do to support you.
What Circumstances Qualify for Child Support Modification?
If you have recently endured a change in financial circumstances that has made it difficult for you to meet your child support obligation, you may qualify to have your child support agreement changed.
A change in circumstance is considered “substantial” when the calculated actual support obligation varies 10 percent or more from the existing child support obligation.
The following circumstances may warrant a child support modification:
- The paying parent experienced a substantial decrease in income
- The receiving parent experienced a substantial increase in income
- The paying parent suffers a sudden illness or disability
- The child now resides with the paying parent
Consequences of Missing a Child Support Payment
Parents have a legal obligation to support their children, whether both parents are married or not. Failing to do so can result in serious consequences, including:
- Involvement of a child support enforcement agency
- Tax refund interception
- In extremem cases, incarceration
If you believe you're at risk of missing your child support payments, reach out to Grossman Law Offices right away. We can help you determine the best course of action for yourself and your children.
Call today to speak with a Columbus child support lawyer at (614) 344-4311
Who Can Request a Child Support Modification?
Either party may file for a modification. In order to initiate the process, the filing party will need to complete an affidavit of financial disclosure and submit it to the court along with a number of other forms. It is a good idea with work with an experienced attorney who can ensure that all paperwork is filled out completely and correctly. Your attorney can also represent you during the court hearing, presenting evidence on your behalf to support your case.
Many divorce agreements include provisions to revisit these support payments over time, where you and your ex-spouse will meet in a pre-approved setting to discuss any modifications. It’s important to hire experienced legal representation to accompany you to these meetings to ensure the best possible outcome.
Hire The Right Lawyer Today
Renegotiating with an ex-spouse can be a stressful situation, especially when children are involved. At Grossman Law Offices, our Columbus child support lawyers have more than 40 years of experience handling these types of cases and are committed to providing each client we take on with the dedicated representation they require to secure the legal outcome they deserve.
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