Modify Child Support Agreement

Modify Child Support Agreement - Lawyers - Family

Child support is the obligation of one parent to periodically pay the other to cover, in part, some of financial burden of raising the child.  Child support is decided based on each individual parent’s income, usually around the time of divorce.  However, sometimes parents can get new jobs, their incomes can change, and they may need to modify their child support agreement.

Modify Child Support Agreement

1. Determine the reason why you want to change your child support.  Have you or the other parent had a change in income? Has it been a while since you established your guidelines?  Whatever the reason, make sure you know exactly why you want to reestablish the agreement.

2. Contact the person who handled your child support case and research the acceptable reasons for changing a child support agreement in your area.  Different states have different qualifications.

3. You will need proof that your income or your ex’s income has changed. You can visit the Alllaw website to use their child support calculators and determine your guidelines.  The process to changing your child support agreement can be long and tiring, but it is necessary.

4. You will need to go to your provincial court. If both parties agree to the change, you will need to go to the court where the original agreement was made.

5. Collect and fill out the appropriate forms– there are different types of child support documents. Usually the change can be made without a hearing. The process is a little more complicated if your child support order came from the Supreme Court. If you have an agreement, and both parties concur, you can change it by simply writing a new document.  If you have a court order you will need to go to court to get it changed.

Additional Help

If you have more questions about changing your child support agreement you should try to talk to a professional.  The easiest, fastest way to get in contact with reliable local law offices is to use TalkLocal. We will connect you with up to three lawyers in your area who will be able to help you out.

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