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Modification of Child Support

A ruling for child support can be modified at any time thereafter, but only for good reason. Although no lawyer is required to file the required forms to schedule a modification hearing, it is in every client’s best interest to appoint an attorney to ensure that their rights are protected. If you need to modify your child support agreement for any reason, the Tucson family lawyer can help.

The purpose of child support is to provide a financial means for the needs of a child. Child support orders include the sum of basic necessities as well as of the child and other circumstances known as child support adjustments. These adjustments include such needs as tuition costs. If a child’s needs change at any point in time the custodial parent has the right to request a modification in their child support agreement.

The non-custodial parent also has the legal right to request a modification in child support. If a non-custodial parent loses their job, a modification could be requested to decrease the amount of support paid each month or change the frequency of support payments.

The first step in requesting a modification order is to file the necessary forms to request a court hearing. The Tucson family lawyer will then present all the necessary evidence to the judge at this hearing.

If you are seeking a modification in child support, contact the law office of the Tucson family lawyer today.