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Change in Circumstances? Call on a Colorado Springs Child Support Attorney

Sunday, 26 December 2010

blog-logoWith high unemployment and a less than stable economy, it is no surprise that many Colorado parents have had to reexamine their child support obligations over the past few years.  The recession has taken its toll on nearly every American family, but single parent households have had a much harder time making ends meet.  With a budget that is already stretched, if one parent loses a job and requests a reduction in child support, things can quickly go from bad to worse.  As a Colorado Springs child support attorney, I’ve seen many parents file for a modification petition to reduce their obligation, only to have the custodial parent counter it with their own request for more support. 

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.

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