On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Understanding how to modify child support or child custody if needed is important to understand. The family law process provides resources to do both that parents in need of a child support modification or child custody modification should be familiar with.
Families and circumstances change following a divorce which is why the family law legal process is available to serve as a resource to help child support orders and child custody arrangements adjust to the changes in the circumstances of the families. In general, a child support modification or child custody modification may be made based on a significant changes in circumstances of either the parents in the child.
Examples of what may be considered a significant change in circumstances include the loss of a job, a significant change in income, a change in the child’s needs or if one of the parents is moving. The change in circumstances that forms the basis for the modification request usually must be continuing and not temporary for the family law court to make a child support modification or child custody modification. As children grow and change, the family law process provides resources to help child support and child custody arrangements keep up with the changes.
It is also important for parents to maintain child custody arrangements until the family law court has granted a modification and also for a parent to keep paying required child support payments until their child support order has been modified. In addition, it is essential for parents seeking a child custody modification or child support modification to request one as soon as they know they may need one. The family law process provides many tools to help families with their family law concerns.