At the time of divorce, child support is determined by factors such as the parents’ income, cost of daycare, cost of healthcare and special needs among others. These factors can change over time, justifying another look at the child support portion of the divorce decree. According to both federal and state law, you do have the right to request a modification of child support in Arizona.
When Is Modification Necessary?
Child support modifications can only be made by the court. However, in some cases, when the parents work together and come up with a plan that they both agree on, the court may grant approval.
Some of the most typical circumstances that may warrant a child support modification include the following:
- Increase/Decrease in Income
- Loss of a Job
- Birth of a Child
- Change in Health Insurance Coverage
If any of these circumstances have occurred recently, you may be eligible to have your current child support responsibilities reviewed and possibly modified. The courts will want to take a look at how long these changes have been in effect and how long they are estimated to last. For example, if you have lost a job, you would have to show that it would affect your ability to make a child support payment for longer than 90 days.
Experience You Can Trust
There are specifics involved when filing for and litigating child support modifications. To ensure the best possible outcome, it’s crucial that you have an experienced attorney in your corner. Give the Crider Law Offices a call today to set up a consultation with family attorney Brad Crider. Brad will bring his extensive legal expertise and experience in business to the plate for you.