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Changing Child Support Orders After a Carlsbad Divorce Decree

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2020 | Post Decree Modifications

Changing child support orders after a Carlsbad divorce decree is possible. The experienced post-decree modification attorneys at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience before Carlsbad family law courts in these matters. We provide sound advice informed by this experience and our legal skill and expertise.

We will first review the orders issued by the judge or magistrate in your case. The actual document may specify the type of “change in status quo” (change in your circumstances) required to meet the “necessary and proper” standards for change established in those orders.  The Court is too busy to hear every post decree case presented and requires substantial documentation in order to proceed with the case.

The first step may be to seek the agreement of the other party to the proposed child support modification. If both parties agree the matter may be much faster and less costly for the participants.

Our attorneys are experienced negotiators and there is a “cost” to the other party for going through the experience, hiring their own attorney and taking time off of work to appear before the court.  Negotiation or mediation are often cost-effective and timely alternatives to expensive and time-consuming post decree litigation.

The primary reasons for changing child support orders after a Carlsbad divorce decree include, but are not limited to a significant change in you or your former spouse’s income, the loss of a job, a change to the actual child custody and parenting time arrangements, or a legal or procedural error in your divorce case itself.

Burke and Domercq attorneys will work with you to review your goals and objectives, the underlying documents and the facts in your case. We have successfully helped hundreds of clients with child support issues and will work to reach the successful result you desire. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment.