About Child Support Modification
After a divorce, it can become necessary for a parent to seek a modification to the child support agreement that is shared with the former spouse. This need is usually brought about by a significant change in the parent’s personal circumstances. In the state of Arizona, either parent of a child can request a modification to child support terms at any time. In order for the request to be considered by a court, the parent must be able to prove a “substantial and continuing” life change. Changes that a court will consider valid in a modification request include:
- A change in one’s income (either an increase or reduction)
- A change in one’s parenting plan
- A change in one’s employment
- A change in the child’s day care costs
- A change in the child’s medical costs
- A change in the child’s education costs
If you are in need of a modification to your child support terms, you will first have to file a request with a family court, along with a document called a “Parent’s Worksheet for Child Support.” If you are seeking the modification because of a change in income, you will also have to provide documents that provide evidence of the change. A Mesa divorce lawyer is available to assist you in completing the necessary paperwork, and will represent you in order to improve your chances of a successful outcome to your request.
Attorney for Child Support Modification in Arizona
The attorneys at Dodge & Vega, PLC have many years of combined experience in practicing family law. We know what family court judges look for when reviewing modification requests, and we can guide you throughout the filing process in an effort to secure a child support arrangement that is well suited to your financial needs.
If you would like to modify the terms of your current child support arrangement, contact an Arizona divorce attorney who will assist you in making your request.