Has it been several years since you last reviewed your child support, child custody papers, or parenting plan? Has there been a significant change to work, location, or income? If so, our Colorado Springs family attorneys can help you review your arrangements and make any necessary modifications.
Even if not much has changed, it’s wise to review your court orders regularly, perhaps every year or every other year. It is best to have an attorney help you with the review in case laws have changed and your current child custody court orders could be affected.
At Springs Law Group, our mission is to make sure you and your family are legally protected and supported. Give a Colorado Springs child support lawyer a call today to set up a free in-person or over-the-phone consultation. The initial consultation is free of charge and confidential.
Child support modification is the legal term used to describe any changes made in your agreement. These changes could include an increase or decrease in your payment. Child raising payments can be modified when circumstances change.
Most states demand you go through the same court system that created the agreement in the first place to modify your current arrangement. Be prepared to show proof of why you want a modification. Whether you are the recipient or the payer of child support, you can seek modification. In each situation, things change that can alter the amount of money you can realistically afford to pay in order to support your child.
In a best case scenario, you and your child’s other parent will agree on the terms of modification. If you assume this will prevent you from going to court, you are wrong. As mentioned above, you have to go to the same court that granted your original agreement to get a modification on your arrangement. It is important to have the court adopt your agreement in order to make it an official court order. This means you have to go before a judge to have your agreement modified.
Our Colorado Springs lawyers understand the nuances of a child support modification case. Consequently, we are able to help you through the process, ensuring the best available outcome.
According to the Colorado Department of Human Services, you can seek child support modification as often as necessary if you meet certain standards. The Child Support Enforcement Unit calls this process the “review and adjustment” of the agreement. The Colorado Revised Statutes say the following has to be true in order to seek a modification:
Of course, above anyone else, child support attorneys in Colorado Springs can offer you the best modification tips. Come visit Springs Law Group for your free personalized consultation to learn more. Until then, the following are some general tips to help you begin the modification process:
One of the most common reasons for coming back to court after a divorce or separation is modification. The ideal scenario is one that meets the needs of both parents and the child. We want to work with you, no matter which side of things you’re on, in order to achieve this delicate balance.
Child custody modification is making changes to your child custody arrangements after your agreement has been made. This could include changing the custodial parent or could simply imply one parent desires more visitation time with the child. The process for child custody modification follows many of the same steps for child support modification described above.
If you are preparing to request a child support modification, please speak with us first. Contact us online or call us directly at 719.421.7141 for your free, no obligation consultation.