Representing Your Interests During Child Support Modifications

Child support is determined after evaluating many variables. It can be a complex task, as the child support amount is determined based on the following factors:

  • Each parent's income
  • Amount of parenting time
  • Mortgage payments
  • Tax liability
  • Support obligations from another marriage

Disputes can easily arise when one parent is self-employed and does not disclose their actual annual income. Once the child support amount is established, personal and financial changes can occur for either parent. Child support modifications must then be made to the initial agreement.

To justly assess the child support modifications, it is strongly recommended to secure knowledgeable legal representation. At the Law Office of James A. Jackson, we offer capable legal counsel, and can assertively fight on your behalf in court to ensure fair child support payments. With over 30 years of experience with California's child support laws and divorce cases, we can assist you every step of the way. Call our Palm Desert office at 442-227-2842 to discuss your case with our skilled attorney.

Key Factors In Modification Cases

Significant changes in a person's financial situation can produce a need to modify the original child support accord. Other reasons for child support modification are as follows:

  • Increase or decrease in wages or income
  • Job or career change
  • Loss of employment
  • Medical hardship
  • Relocation with a child

Repercussions Of Violating A Support Order

Either parent can petition the child support agreement. In the event that one parent fails to respect the child support modifications, various legal actions can be taken to compel the unlawful parent to pay, such as:

  • Wage garnishment
  • Liens on property or bank accounts
  • Modification of child custody agreement (visitation rights)
  • Petition for sole custody

Contact Us For Aggressive Advocacy

It is important to seek an aggressive lawyer who understands that your child's well-being is at stake. The Law Office of James A. Jackson can provide the legal support you need to protect your livelihood.

Call our firm at 442-227-2842, or email us today for experienced legal assistance with child support modifications.