Child support is about making sure that parents have the resources they need to care for their children and ensuring that both parents contribute financially to the children’s upbringing.
Every effort is made during the initial proceedings of a divorce or custody case to make sure that a workable child support agreement is reached and that it will be durable over the years.
Life happens. The needs of children can change. Parents change careers. Parents lose jobs.
Changing Your Agreement
If your child support arrangement no longer reflects the current situation and the needs of your children, you want an experienced lawyer on your side. At Worsham Law Firm, P.A., in Little Rock, we can help you pursue modification of child support in central Arkansas and beyond.
Important Questions To Ask Yourself As You Consider Support Modification
There are legal standards for making a change to child support. In a nutshell, you must demonstrate a change in your circumstances (or the other parent’s circumstances) or in your child’s needs that warrants the modification.
The answers to the following questions will go a long way toward determining whether you have a viable case for modification:
- Does your ex-spouse make significantly more money now than when your child support payment amount was first set?
- Do you make less money now than before and feel you can no longer afford to pay the child support payment you are obligated to pay?
- Have your child’s educational or medical needs changed, requiring additional support?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, we can help.