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In most states, after parents separate, a child support proceeding takes place, which is considered part of the divorce/separation process. Minor children, those under the age of 18, are entitled to the same level of support they would have received if the two parents had stayed together. At the court hearing, each parent should be prepared to present evidence of his/her ability to pay child support. The best evidence is the most recent tax returns and recent pay stubs. After the court orders a specific child support amount, it is often the case that one parent may seek to modify the child support agreement.
However, a parent seeking child support modification will need to prove a change of circumstances.
The court may either grant a temporary or permanent modification of child support. A temporary modification is a large one-time expenditure for the needs of a child, such as the cost of braces or school uniforms. A permanent modification reflects a substantial change in the needs of a child. For example, if a child has special needs, the associated expenses would most likely increase permanently.
Child support obligations can be emotionally and financially taxing on families and children. Child support modification is necessary in many cases to maintain a balance between the two households. Once an initial support order is in place, people's lives often change, sometimes for the better. As such, it is often necessary to modify a child support order.
Whatever modification of child support law issue you face, you can rely on The Law Office of Christina Buchan as a team of legal professionals, we are set apart from other firms based on our awards, experience, and commitment to clients.
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