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Child Support Modification

Child Support Modification

Reevaluating Your Child Support

At Christian & Christian, we understand that life can be unpredictable, and your family’s needs can change. Your child support is determined at the time of your divorce, but things can change after the fact that affect your financial needs. If you have experienced a life change, you may be able to modify your child support to create more stability and comfort for your children. Modifications can be temporary or permanent, depending upon the circumstances involved.

Circumstances that warrant a modification include:

  • 10% or more increase in non-custodial parent’s income: The court will often consider it in the child’s best interest to live in reasonably equal circumstances in either parent’s home.
  • 10% or more decrease in the custodial parent’s income: The custodial parent may request an increase in child support permanently or temporarily if there is a sudden loss of job or decrease due to any other circumstance.
  • Substantial increase in the child’s cost of living due to age-related expenses, educational or cost-of-living expenses.
  • Changes in life circumstances such as remarriage or injury resulting in permanent disability.

If you have experienced a life change and need to reevaluate your child support arrangement, contact our offices today to speak with one of our qualified family law attorneys.

Make It Official

Modifications of child support should always be done officially, through the court system, instead of verbally agreeing to change the amount. A verbal agreement can be easily broken if the parental relationship falters. To be safe, it is best to officially modify your child support through the proper petitions and payment of a fee in court. If one parent refuses the request for modification of child support, the case may end up in court. With representation from our team, you can be confident that no matter what conflict arises, you have an ally by your side.

Greenville Child Support Attorneys

If your life circumstances have changed and you think it is time to reevaluate your child support arrangements, you need to contact our child support lawyers to ensure your changes are handled professionally. Certain life changes constitute a reduction in payment or can warrant a request for increase in payment. Let us help you navigate your child support modification so you can focus on your child.

Contact our teamof family law attorneys to discuss your case. Call (864) 408-8890.


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