Child Support Modifications Attorney in Carmel
Update Your Child Support Order
After finalizing a child support order, it’s always possible that life will throw you a curveball and introduce a new set of circumstances. If your child support order no longer fits with your needs or lifestyle, you have the right to request a modification. All child support orders must be approved by a judge, and the other parent has the right to object to your request. As such, it is in your best interest to retain a Carmel child support modification lawyer who can represent you in the process.
At Hains Law, LLC, we offer comprehensive services to help parents seek or object modifications to child support orders. With over a decade of experience practicing family law, Attorney Joshua R. Hains knows how to approach these cases effectively.
Contact us online or call (317) 588-2883 to request a free phone consultation today.
The Child Support Modification Process
To modify a child support obligation after the order has been finalized, you must show that you have experienced a significant change in circumstances that makes the terms of the existing order unreasonable.
Examples of situations that might necessitate an amendment include:
- Job loss
- New job or promotion
- Change in custody
- Disability or illness
You might also be able to successfully modify a child support order if you can prove that there is a difference of more than 20% between the current order and the amount that would be ordered by applying the Indiana Child Support Guidelines.
If you and the other parent of your child agree to modify child support and submit an agreed entry along with the completed child support obligation worksheet, it is unlikely that the court will hold a hearing. However, if you cannot reach an agreement, you will be required to attend a hearing and present evidence and a child support obligation worksheet to establish the modified child support obligation.
In certain circumstances, it is possible to deviate from the child support obligation worksheet to reduce and/or increase the non-custodial parent’s child support obligation. The court must be provided with detailed and specific information to justify the change. Parents may not simply bargain away child support for a lack of the non-custodial parent’s involvement in the child’s life. Child support is for the child’s benefit.
Contact Hains Law, LLC for Assistance with Child Support Modifications
If you are interested in modifying your child support obligation or you need help preventing your partner’s request for modification, contact Hains Law, LLC. Our Carmel child support modification attorney has a decade of experience and is ready to help you navigate your unique case.
Call us at (317) 588-2883 to set up an initial consultation.