Child support modifications can be needed to reflect substantial changes in the circumstances for the person affected by the order. At the State College law office of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., we provide strong representation to resolve issues involved with child support modification issues. Our experienced family law attorneys help clients throughout central Pennsylvania.
Support modification requests are taken very seriously by the court and should only be pursued when absolutely necessary and not too frequently. Significant life changes that can warrant child support modifications, include:
- Income reductions or increases
- Net worth or earning capacity fluctuations
- Children experience different needs
- Additional children become part of the family through birth or legal adoption
- Child custody or child visitation changes resulting from parental relocation, child move-away or schedules
- Emancipation of a child
Changes in Income and Modifications
If your income is significantly reducing or increasing, a modification of child support may be warranted. In today's economy, modifications are often needed to reflect changes in income due to job loss, reduced working hours and other employment cutbacks. However, quitting a job voluntarily is not considered a good reason to seek a reduction in the amount of child support paid.
Generally, modifications are retroactive to the date the request for modification was originally filed. Modifications require an involved legal process that can benefit from the sound legal guidance we provide in every case. Our clients benefit from our thorough understanding of Pennsylvania law and commitment to a straightforward approach that leads to results. We are passionate in our representation of clients dealing with fathers' rights issues during modifications.
At Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., we use aggressive representation to protect our clients when modifications are needed. If a settlement cannot be reached, our experienced trial attorneys will pursue your modification request in court.
Lawyers for Child Support Modifications in Pennsylvania
When your situation changes, and a modification of child support seems necessary, it is important to find out your legal options. Please contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 814-753-4292 or 877-233-3148 toll free or send us an e-mail.