You never know what may happen in life, whether it be a divorce, loss of a job, or something even more traumatic such as a health-related tragedy or loss of a loved one. However, no matter what change comes at you, your children should be supported at all time and sometimes that can mean having their child support payments modified. Our child support lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few examples of life changes that be used to modify child support payments. If you currently are seeking child support at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Deputy and Mizell today at 417-532-2191 or 573-346-9990.
Loss of Income
A loss of income meaning you have been fired from your job, you have experienced a demotion, or you have been put on temporary leave without pay may qualify as a life change that can be used to modify your child support payments that you may be making or those that you are receiving, depending on who you are in the equation, the paying parent or the receiving parent. If you have lost your income, the child support agreement can be revisited and modified to a more realistic payment amount.
More children of a second marriage come along
If the paying parent gets married again and has other children, they are financially responsible for this may be used as a way to modify the child support agreements to a more realistic way of affording everything.
A hefty inheritance
If the paying parent receives a hefty inheritance the receiving parent may be able to use this as an opportunity to have child support payments increased for the sake of the child.
More financial needs coming regarding the child
If the child that is being supported by these payments needs a medical procedure, for example, such as braces, that requires a substantial lump sum to complete, then a modification in child support payments may be made.
A substantial raise at work
If the paying parent receives a substantial increase in income due to a raise, this may qualify as a means to have the child support payments they are making modified.
When you hire the law firm of Deputy and Mizell, you can rely on our divorce lawyers in Camdenton and Lebanon to pursue every available option in an effort to ensure that you are in the best possible child support payment agreement that works for you and your family. Our attorneys fight aggressively to obtain the best possible settlement available in your case. While we always attempt to negotiate a fair resolution without the need for costly and painful litigation, our opponents know that we will not hesitate to go to court in order to protect our clients’ interests. For more information or a free consultation, please give us a call today. Our phone numbers and office locations are listed below.
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