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Modification of Child Support in Suffolk County

Suffolk County Child Support Attorney: Modifications

The terms and amount of your original child support agreement may not accurately represent your current living situation. Child support exists to lessen the financial impact of a divorce on the parent granted custody. In some cases the parent with physical custody of the child does not have the means necessary to provide adequately for the child.

The court orders the other parent to pay out a certain amount to help support the child. Over the years any number of events or circumstances may render the original terms of the child support agreement or order no longer viable. If you would like to modify the terms of your child support upward or downward, it is very important that you seek the assistance of a Suffolk County child support modification attorney.

What Can I Expect at a Child Support Modification Hearing?

A hearing for child support modification is often held when there is a change in life events and then amount of payment needs to be revised. Types of these life events may include a loss or change in marital status, job status, or serious injury. The amount of payment will be updated solely by the judge, meaning the non-custodial parent cannot change the amount of support without a court order. The hearing will be between a judge, the parents, and any attorneys that have been retained. So please, remember to keep the children at home.

You may also be expected to provide the court evidence of your financial status, income statements, and tax returns. If you hire an attorney, they will present this information for you.

Do I Need a Lawyer For Child Support Modification?

While hiring a lawyer for modification isn't mandatory, it can be extremely beneficial for explaining the complex issues and laws that come along with child support. If your ex has hired legal representation, it would be in your best interests to receive the same type of help.

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Throughout the course of one's life, circumstances change. An individual could lose his or her job, decide to move, or even enter into another marriage. These major, life-changing events can have a huge impact on the financial situations of either parent in the divorce.

The parent granted custody of the child could:

  • Remarry
  • Find a well-paying job and no longer need as much financial assistance to raise the child
  • Lose their job
  • Take a pay cut, rendering them unable to afford the child support payments previously made

Whatever the situation is, negotiating a modification to child support requires the knowledge and resources of an experienced attorney.

At the office of Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law, we have an unshakeable understanding of the process involved with child support modifications. We have over 40 years of combined experience to bring to the negotiating table. You can trust that their knowledge and experience will greatly help you in getting the positive results you deserve. Call our firm without delay. Your future and the well-being of your family could depend on it.

Contact a Suffolk County modification of child support attorney if you would like to modify your child support agreement.

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