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MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT ORDERS IN SAN DIEGO

Are you looking into the modification of support orders? Maybe you think you aren’t getting paid enough or think you are paying too much. Whatever the reason, you must have a stable legal basis to have a previous court order changed. Divorce and Family Law attorney Michelle Paul can help you evaluate your situation and take the necessary legal action.

WHO CAN MODIFY A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER?

There are specific changes that have to occur to request the modification of support orders. Either one parent, both parents or the LCSA office must make the request. Valid reasons for support order modification include:
  • Income changes for either parent
  • The incarceration of a parent
  • The birth of additional children
  • Changes in the time sharing arrangement
  • Changes in the child’s financial needs
If any of the factors that initially determined your support amount have changed, you may be eligible for medication. Contact Attorney Michelle Paul to a receive an analysis of your personal situation.

HOW QUICKLY SHOULD I FILE THE PAPERWORK?

It is very important to file the proper paper work as soon as a change has occurred. Child support changes will only effect future payments. So if you lost your job today, but wait months to file the paperwork, you will still be responsible for the pervious payment amount until the judge signs an official modification of support orders.
WILL MY PAYMENTS INCREASE OR DECREASE?
It can be difficult to fully predict what the outcome will be after applying for modification of support orders. Sometimes people go to court thinking they will get more money, then find out the payments have been decreased. Sometimes a parent feels their payment amount will be decreased, but the judge ends up ruling an increase. As you may remember from the initial support order, there are many factors that contribute to the calculation of child support. You may be concentrating on a change to one of those factors, but ignoring changes to other factors. That is why it is very important to consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney before attempting a modification of support orders.
CALL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY MICHELLE PAUL
If you are looking for a highly skilled and knowledgeable Family Law attorney who will be compassionate to your needs, look no further. Michelle truly cares about her clients and will work hard to help your family thrive. If you think your child support payments should be changed, call 619-624-3333 for your free initial phone consultation.

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