Child support is a vital and necessary tool for parents, and child support modification is a common practice in the child support process. From an increase or decrease in income or fewer children in the home, there are more than a few reasons people seek child support modification requests or reviews.
Regardless of why you seek child support modification, the process is essentially the same for everyone. The first step is to determine the reason for your request.
It is also worth noting that the timing, in regard to the last support agreement date, will be considered by the courts as well.
The last step is to submit a request for review or support modification. Most attorneys in your area can help with these types of requests, or they can refer you to a firm that can. In most cases, your attorney will also help you with defining your reasons for wanting child support modification.
It is also important to remember that any changes to support that aren’t approved and stipulated by the courts will not stand up in a court of law. That is another reason to seek professional assistance if you ever consider or need child support modification.