Child support orders are not set in stone and, if you have a sufficient
reason for it, modifications can be granted. These modifications can either
be temporary or permanent, depending on the circumstances. Therefore,
if your child is in need of some extra financial help this fall and the
payments your former spouse is currently making are not enough, you might
be able to request a temporary modification to cover any extra expenses
your child might have.
Some situations in which a temporary modification to increase child support
might be granted include a child’s medical emergency, temporary
loss of the custodial parent’s employment, or a medical emergency
of the custodial parent.
Changing Your Child Support Order
Even if you and your spouse have agreed on the modification, you still
need the same court that granted the child support order to officially
grant the requested modifications. This means you will have to go before
a judge and explain your reasons before the child support order can be
changed. If you and your spouse disagree on the change, you will have
to request a hearing where both you and the other parent will have to
argue your case and present evidence that supports why the modifications
should or should not be made.
Generally, the court favors keeping child support orders stable, so make
sure your reasons for the modification are not on a whim, but rather based
on a real need.
Child Support Attorney in Pennsylvania
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