Modifying Child Support Orders
Child support is intended to provide for the needs of kids, but it should be affordable and reasonable for the parents who work hard to pay it. The child support system is well-intentioned but imperfect.
Sometimes life circumstances change, and that can affect child support, which is usually determined using formulas driven by parental incomes. In Virginia, a parent can petition a court to review his or her new circumstances and ask that the judge adjust the amount of child support payments, or in rare cases, end child support.
I’ve Had A Change Of Income. How Do I Change A Court Order?
Many people seek modification of child support when they have experienced an income loss. If you are wondering if you can change your child support arrangements, talk to a knowledgeable family law attorney. At Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, based in Newport News , we work with parents to resolve problems with child support. We can answer questions like:
- How much will it cost to change my child support payments?
- How long does it usually take to modify a court order?
- I lost my job. Can I get a temporary child support modification until I’m back on my feet?
- What if my ex doesn’t need as much child support as before because his or her income is higher now?
- My ex is remarried to someone who makes more than me. Do I still need to pay child support?
- Will a modification apply to back child support?
Every child support case is different. As your lawyers, we will give you the honest advice you need.
Talk To Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, About Your Modification Questions
Your case may be a slam-dunk modification, or maybe modification isn’t a realistic idea for you. In other cases, the change in the support amount isn’t worth the cost of going to court. Our attorneys can evaluate your situation and let you know your options for addressing your child support concern. Call 757-528-2643 in Newport News .