Child Support Modification and Adjustments
When a child support agreement or order is made at the time of the divorce, there is the assumption that child support will likely need to be adjusted or modified in the future as the child gets older and situations change. The varying circumstances and needs of the child, especially are going to pursue a post-secondary education, will typically require that child support orders will need to be modified.
At our Family Law Department at Anderson Hunter Law Firm, we are experienced in negotiating and working through child support modification cases, and we would be more than willing to sit down with you for a free consultation and discuss your situation. Simply fill out the form and give us a call if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.
What Circumstances Give Cause for Child Support Modification?
There are several factors that can require a need for child support adjustment or modification, including but not limited to:
- The changing age of the child
- Changes in residential schedule
- Changes in the income of one or both parties
- The child desires to receive post-secondary education
Each of these circumstances can create unique and sometimes complicated legal situations for the parents of the child(ren). When working through child support modification issues, it is highly beneficial to have the counsel of a qualified, experienced family law attorney. They can help you to understand the legal responsibilities, reasonability of your requests, and how to reach an agreement.
Our Family Law attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals as they negotiate a child support modification agreement. Moreover, our attorneys have dealt with child support modification cases of all kinds, including complicated issues such as complex income changes and out-of-state or foreign support orders.
Because the obligation for child support can be confusing and/or frustrating, it is often greatly to the benefit of a parent seeking a child support modification to work with a family law attorney. Our experience can help you to navigate the modification requests wisely.
Most Common Reason for Child Support Modification: Post-Secondary Education
For many divorced parents of children, the most common reason to seek modification of a support order is to help their child through college or university. Post-secondary education requires an extensive amount of funding, and the custodial parent may not have the funds to adequately assist their child to support them as they obtain their college degree. Post-secondary support is different than child support and it is important for both parents to understand the nature and extent of any obligation they may have to help pay for their adult child’s college education.
Our family law attorneys have represented many clients in post-secondary education requests, both the requesting parent and the parent being asked to pay post-secondary support. They have the experience necessary to guide you through the process.
If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation with one of our personable, skilled family law attorneys at Anderson Hunter, we would be delighted to hear from you. Simply fill out our online form or give us a call.
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