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When Should I Request a Child Support Modification?

If you are a parent who pays child support or receives child support, you may have wondered when is the best time to request a modification. The answer to that question can be complex, as many factors can contribute to a change in child support payments. In this blog post, our modifications attorneys at Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. will discuss some of the most common reasons why parents request a modification in child support.

Substantial Change in Financial Circumstances

One of the most common reasons parents request a modification is due to a change in one or both parent’s financial circumstances.

This can include a change in:

  • Employment, such as a promotion, new job, loss of job, or demotion,
  • income, or
  • assets.

If there has been a significant change in one parent’s financial situation, it may warrant a child support modification.

Change In Child’s Financial Needs

Another common reason for requesting a child support modification is due to the greater financial needs of the child, requiring additional child support to be ordered to cover these expenses. This can include unpaid medical bills or educational expenses, such as tutoring. If the child’s needs have changed and are not being met by the current child support payments, a modification may be necessary.

Change In Time-Sharing

Lastly, another common reason for requesting a child support modification is due to a change in the visitation or custody arrangement. If there has been a change in the child’s living situation, it may be necessary to modify child support payments.

Keep in mind that every case is unique, so if you are considering requesting a modification, it is important to speak with an attorney who can help advise you on your specific situation.

Your Case Is In Good Hands

If you are considering requesting a child support modification, it is important to speak with an attorney who can help advise you on your specific situation. The attorneys at Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. have experience handling child support modification cases and can help your family navigate the process.

Are you unsure if you can request a modification to your child support order? Schedule a free consultation today to speak with our modifications attorney and learn more about how we can help you. Call us at (626) 653-4075 to get started.

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