Modification of Child Support Orders
Our Trusted Indianapolis Divorce Lawyers Can Assist You
Have your circumstances radically changed? Do you believe you're paying
more child support than is legally required of you? If either of these
are true, then it may be time to seek a modification of your child support
Keffer Barnhart LLP, our dedicated Indianapolis divorce attorneys know how sensitive child
support matters are, but always provide the needed guidance and advocacy
our clients need to rectify their issues. As proven litigators, we are
prepared to aggressively fight on your behalf and ensure that your best
interests are looked after.
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When are modifications permitted?
The state of Indiana takes child support very seriously. These calculations
are made with the best interests of the children in mind and for a modification
to be approved, ample reason must be given.
Generally speaking, there are two scenarios in which a modification of
child support can be permitted: when there is a significant and continuing
change in the paying parent's circumstances or when a standing child
support order is at least 20% lower or 20% higher than required by state law.
Some common factors that constitute a change in circumstances:
- Loss of employment
- Serious illness of a parent or child
- Remarriage of the custodial parent
- A significant change in the child's needs
- A significant change in the cost of living
- A change in the custody arrangement
If you believe that you have a legitimate reason to petition for a change
of your child support orders, then Keffer Barnhart LLP is ready to hear
from you. Whether you’re a paying parent dealing with hardship or
a custodial parent who believes that more payment is needed, our compassionate
professionals are ready to assess your circumstances and help you take
the next steps towards establishing a fair and sustainable support arrangement.
Contact us today to schedule a
free case evaluation. We are ready to hear from you.