It can be very challenging for court officials to deal with a dramatic reduction in one parent’s income without reducing their support they pay to the other parent. However, if the other parent is facing a reduction in income as well, then the court will need to consider that request as well. If you are trying to stay afloat with a reduction in income, yet facing the temporary reduction of a long held support order, then you may need the help of an experienced child support attorney.
A child support attorney will know exactly how much of a reduction can be won by the paying parent, and how long you can expect it to last. He or she can also place certain stipulations and restrictions on reducing the parent’s obligation toward health insurance and other required expenses.
Remember, an order for child support in Colorado can be modified as often as is necessary, as long as the change in circumstances is substantial and ongoing and it will impact the amount of support by at least 10 percent. Speak with a qualified and experienced child support attorney at the Marrison Family Law LLC and find out the best way to handle a change in circumstances.