We know that you have dealt with enough significant changes in your life after a divorce. You may feel hesitant to bring up another legal issue that could result in a rehashing of difficult emotions, or the long and painful divorce process. If you need to modify a child support or child custody agreement, speak up! You have the right to request a modification of a court order with the help of a Charlotte divorce attorney from Collins Family Law Group!
Searching for an attorney for a court order modification case in Charlotte? If you feel as though you are paying too much for child support or can no longer afford your child support payments due to your current financial situation, you have the right to request a child support modification.
In order for the court to approve a child support modification, you need to provide substantial proof of significant change to affect your ability to pay, including:
Significant income loss
Loss of job
The needs of your child have changed, resulting in a need for more or less support
Changes in any of the factors that were used to calculate support
Parents can reach a modification agreement through the process of mediation and collaborative law, which is subject to approval by the court. In order for the court to consider modifying your child support order, there must be a change of at least 15% of the amount of child support that was previously ordered. Additionally, most child support orders can be reviewed every three (3) years.
Child custody modification can take place in the event of a serious life change for one or both parents.
Child custody orders may need to be changed for many reasons, such as:
Parents can negotiate a new custody agreement through mediation, but if parents are uncooperative, the court may intervene by creating a new arrangement per state laws. With help from a Charlotte divorce lawyer from our firm, we can help prepare you for a child custody modification. We can ensure you have sufficient evidence to prove that a modification would be in the best interests of the child, because this is the court's number one priority.
Looking for a lawyer for court order modification in Charlotte, NC? We have helped countless families throughout Charlotte in their divorce matters, including court order modifications and enforcements. In our years of experience, we know how complicated and exhausting the divorce process can be. But if your life's circumstances have significantly changed, you should not have to be buried with the stresses of not being able to make ends meet or not being able to see your children. We can help determine which legal actions are available to you!
To learn more about how Collins Family Law Group can be of assistance in your court order modification, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.