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Do You Wish to Modify Child Support in Carlsbad

On Behalf of | May 5, 2020 | Post Decree Modifications

Do you wish to modify child support in Carlsbad? The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq each have decades of experience in North County Family Court. We handle post-decree modifications of child support, spousal support and other questions regarding the orders issued in a divorce decree.

Changes to child support usually require a substantial change in what is termed legally as the “Status Quo.” What the court usually looks for is a substantial change in income for either of the parties from the time of the divorce, and/or a significant change in the time each parent will spend with the child(ren).

For example, if one spouse was originally granted parenting time every other weekend and Wednesdays, and now is ready to share parenting time 50/50 the Court would consider the impact of the additional time caring for the children in context of child support.

Do you wish to modify child support in Carlsbad because one of the parties got a significant raise or lost their job?  If either of the former spouses received a large increase in income or the party paying child support were to lose their job or suffer a significant decrease in their income the Court may reconsider child support orders.

The Court does not have time for inconsequential or harassing lawsuits, and will seek to understand the reasoning behind the request prior to granting a hearing on the subject. This is why it is so important to work with the experienced post divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq. We will review your case and prepare a request for modification which will gain the Court’s attention and what we expect will be a positive outcome.

If you wish to modify child support in Carlsbad we invite you to contact the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced family law attorneys.