Minor children of separated parents are entitled to the same level of support they would receive if both parents were living together, which is why courts order child support. However, meeting and enforcing these obligations can be emotionally and financially taxing. Not to mention that when you least expect it, unforeseen circumstances can come into play, affecting the standard of living you are accustomed to and your ability to help support your children.
Fortunately, in the event that such circumstances arise, California law allows you to petition the court that handled your initial support order for a modification of the financial terms. At Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC, we can help you navigate the process of seeking a child support modification to ensure the needs of you and your child are protected.
There are several reasons why a parent may request a modification of child support, including, but not limited to, the following:
Depending on your case, the court may either grant a temporary or permanent modification of child support. A temporary modification is a one-time expenditure to cover a child's immediate needs, such as braces. A permanent modification reflects a substantial change to the long-term needs of your child, such as new medical conditions.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding child support modifications, get in touch with the Southern California family law offices of Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC. We will work to ensure that the income figures are accurate and will aggressively argue any special circumstances that might call for modifications. Our main priority is to pursue that the best possible outcome, while keeping the best interests of your children in mind.
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