Modification and Post Judgment Modifications
Generally, courts can modify or terminate child support orders at any time, although some limitations exist. Changes can occur either while the case is pending or post judgment. Modification of support can be requested to address those changes.
Some instances that can be a basis for modification can be one of the following:
- A parent desires to move to another state involving changes in custodial arrangements
- A significant increase or decrease in income. The obligated spouse is also entitled to a modification decreasing support should they suffer a loss in income or employment.
- Post-Judgment discovery of an undisclosed asset or debt
- Any “change in circumstances” regarding child support,
Until the Court has ordered the support lowered or increased the original or most recent order remains in full force and effect.
Hassett Family Law office has almost twenty years experience in resolving family related issues. Contact us at 858-353-8853.