Child Support Orders Can Be Modified
Circumstances change in every family. Following a divorce, a material change in circumstances may require a change in child support. If you need to seek a change in the child support arrangements between you and your ex-spouse, talk to a lawyer at The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C. in Marietta and Canton, Georgia.
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No change in child support should be made without a court order. An attorney experienced with Georgia child support laws can explain how and under what circumstances a child support order can be changed.
- If both parents agree to change child support, isn’t that good enough? No. The court needs to approve any change to child support. Failure to gain court approval could lead to a contempt action. Make the change legal.
- What does a material change in circumstances mean? If either parent has a substantial change in income — either less income or more — the support guidelines would indicate a change in support.
- A child’s serious illness could also be a reason to modify a child support order. More financial support may be needed to cover medical expenses and care. The court will need evidence of the illness and the related expenses. A child’s illness may mean that the custodial parent can no longer work because of caring for the child.