Many people have been financially impacted as prices go up on goods and services. The current conditions may be affecting child support payments. Some parents may feel that they’re paying too much or receiving too little. Jacobs Law Firm in Orlando and Clermont, Florida review over your options. You can reach out to our family law attorney about modifying child support payments.
In Florida, both parents have a right to have a child support review in multiple circumstances. One option is to request the Department of Revenue to look at your case. You can also hire a family lawyer to challenge your child support order. Your attorney will submit a petition to the courts to modify the payments. Filing for child support modification without a lawyer can incur court fees if you don’t have a strong case. You can schedule a consultation with Jacobs Law Firm in Orlando or Clermont, FL. Our family law attorneys can explain what qualifies for a change of circumstances.
Child support modification Orlando requires substantial, permanent, and involuntary circumstances. A parent’s loss or gain in income and significant changes in expenses are grounds to modify payments. Child support modification can increase or reduce the amount you pay. Florida courts make a ruling and issue a new order, including how much you owe monthly. The burden of proof falls on the parent seeking child support modification. The process to change payments can get confusing. Our Orlando and Clermont family lawyers can guide you through the process.
Child support orders reviewed in the past three years have different guidelines. Modification requires the amount to be at least 15%, but no less than $50. If you haven’t ever had your child support reviewed or it’s been longer than three years, the threshold is lower. Child support payment changes would be a minimum of 10% but not less than $25. You can ask our family lawyers about how child support modification is determined.
Some parents seek back pay and retroactive child support payments. For unmarried couples in Florida, most changes start on the modification filing date. A judge may grant back pay to a parent in certain situations, but it’s unlikely. Retroactive child support payments are eligible for partners going through a divorce. The courts use the separation date to determine how much money is owed. Florida law limits receiving back pay for child support to 24 months. Jacobs Law Firm can explain your parental rights during a case evaluation. Our attorneys handle family and divorce law in Orlando and Clermont.
Contact us if you’re looking into changing child support payments in Orlando, FL. We can file a modification petition for either parent. If you pay or receive child support, and think it’s too much or too little, consult our family lawyers. Jacobs Law Firm will see if you qualify for significant circumstances. Child support can be reviewed and modified every three years, and our attorneys can help.
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