Changing a Child Support Order
Changing a child support order may be tough without the help of an experienced family law attorney on your side. If your life has undergone a change in circumstances that makes it difficult for you to pay child support, please call our office. We can help ease your financial burden while still allowing you to provide for your family. Contact Michael D. Schmitt, Esq., Attorney at Law today.
Changing a Child Support Order | Job Loss
If a parent loses their job based on a fault not of their own, they are typically entitled to change their child support obligation. On the other hand, if they quit their job or get fired, the court is generally not going to allow them to use that as an excuse to change their child support amount. Additionally, if their income increases significantly, the other parent could take them back to court and ask for more child support.
Changing a Child Support Order | Relocation
Sometimes a child will no longer live with either parent, but one parent is paying child support to the other. That parent should go to court right away and try to change their support obligation. Child support is not payable to a parent who does not have their child living with them. If the child is away at college, the courts consider that a temporary relocation of the child and that will not trigger a change in the child support obligation. If the child moves out of the house, is not in school, and is no longer being supported by that parent, typically the courts will allow the child support obligation to be terminated even if the child has not yet turned 21 or is otherwise emancipated.
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If you have any problems with child support that you would like to address with an attorney, please call our office today for a free consultation with Rochester child support attorney Michael Schmitt.
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