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What Should I Do If I Need To Modify My Child Support Agreement?

On Behalf of | Nov 8, 2019 | Family Law

Are you wondering whether or not you can modify a child support agreement? Here at the Law Offices of Jorge L. Gonzalez, P.A., our team of legal professionals are here to make sure you get the information you need. If you are in need of a modification, we are here to make sure you get it. Our paternity lawyer is located in Doral, FL.

It Is Time To Modify

Child support is always modifiable under Florida child support law, as long as the change would be at least $50 or 15% – whichever is greater. This includes prior orders for child support under a previous divorce, paternity case, or any support order established by the Florida Dept. of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Office. You can never designate child support as unmodifiable. Any time a parent establishes the basic requirements for modification, that parent may file a petition for modification of child support.

When and how to modify child support, time-sharing, and alimony are questions that many parents find so confusing that they end up doing nothing about their changed financial circumstances. This can be a big mistake and can wind up costing you a lot of money.

Child support, alimony, and time-sharing cannot be modified on a whim. A judge can only modify a prior order establishing time-sharing, alimony payments and child support amount if there was a substantial, involuntary, permanent, and unanticipated change in circumstances since the last court order and the modification is in the best interest of the child in case of child support and time-sharing, or that such change was not contemplated for at the time of the entry of the original order.

In court you will only be awarded the relief you were able to prove. No matter how many witnesses or documents you have, if you are unable to put them into evidence or overcome objections, they will not do you any good. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney early on to help you prepare your case and get the best result possible on the day of trial. Contact Jorge L. Gonzalez, P.A., for personalized legal assistance in this very complicated field of the law.

Count On Our Paternity Lawyer

The Law Offices of Jorge L. Gonzalez serve clients throughout the State of Florida by providing effective and aggressive representation in matters of family law, divorce, child support, paternity, adoption, pre and post-nuptial agreements, probate cases, bankruptcy, and traffic tickets.

The Law Offices of Jorge L. Gonzalez focuses on a variety of practice areas including divorces, paternity, custody, child support, post and pre-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, wills, traffic defense, DUI, bankruptcy chapter 7, garnishment and evictions, among others in the State of Florida. Our team of legal professionals is well trained to assist both English and Spanish speaking clients.

It doesn’t matter if you speak English or Spanish, or some other language, we are committed to protecting our client’s rights by providing professional legal representation in all of the matters we undertake, and a language barrier with your attorney should never diminish your right to an effective representation, and timely investigation of your case.

Call Us Today!

We are here to help when it comes to a paternity lawyer. We are here to make it a little less stressful. If you are looking for an estate planning attorney who will get the job done, the Law Offices of Jorge L. Gonzales, P.A., are here to make sure you get exactly what you need. We are conveniently located in Doral, FL. Call us today for more information.