Modifying Child Support Agreements
Help from Our Jacksonville Family Lawyers
Circumstances in everyone's lives can change suddenly and unexpectedly.
Sudden unemployment, unanticipated medical emergencies, bankruptcy or
domestic violence can justify a modification of a
divorce decree. Dramatic changes in income, health or behavior can all be a reason
to petition the court to modify a
child support ruling.
In most circumstances, individuals petitioning for modification of child
support payments will have to show proof of things like:
- Salary or wages
- Disability benefits
- Workers' compensation
- Income from royalties or trusts
- Social Security benefits
However, according to Florida Statutes § 61.30(c), if the amount of
child support award differs by at least 10 percent but not less than $25,
then the modification order will be approved without proof of a change
in circumstances. To learn more about qualifying for a modification, please
consult a divorce lawyer from our firm.
If you wish to modify your original child support agreement, you should first
speak to a Jacksonville divorce attorney at the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. We can discuss the changes
you have experienced and advise you on the best way to proceed.
Modification of Support Attorney in Jacksonville
In our quickly changing world, your financial circumstances can change
almost instantaneously. Consequently, you may no longer have the resources
to support your child in the way that you would like. A child support
modification attorney at our firm is intimately familiar with the reasons
that a court would allow support modification, and will be a strong advocate
for your case both in and out of the courtroom.
Original child support orders were not made to be absolute, and it is important
for your child to receive the amount of support that he or she currently
needs to live comfortably. Our team of legal professionals will be by
your side throughout the modification process to give your reasons for
support modification the strong legal backing they need.
Don't wait to
contact a Jacksonville divorce attorney from Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. if you are looking to modify the terms of
your child support agreement. We are here to help.