Overburdened by Child Support? We May Be Able To Help.
Are you paying too much in child support? Has there been a substantial change in your circumstances that renders your standing order of child support unworkable? If you need help to reduce your child support burden, contact us.
At the State College law firm of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., our lawyers represent clients in central Pennsylvania communities like Bellefonte, Altoona, Bedford, Huntingdon, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Clearfield, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bloomsburg who are seeking a modification of child support.
Modification of Child Support
There are many events that may necessitate a modification of child support. These include:
- Unemployment or substantial decrease in income, including suspension of annual bonuses and profit sharing
- Unexpected health care expenses associated with a serious illness or injury
- Loss of health benefits at work, especially if you are required to buy private health insurance to cover your child
The courts in Pennsylvania recognize that child support orders should be fair and workable. When circumstances change dramatically, the courts are often disposed to grant a modification. It is vitally important to consult an experienced attorney quickly, however. If you unilaterally reduce the amount of child support you pay without following proper procedures, you could end up in arrears and facing an enforcement action like wage garnishment.
If you need help to modify your child support obligation in response to a change in circumstances, we can help. Contact the State College offices of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. today for a free consultation.