Modification of Child Support in Jacksonville, Florida
In my practice I represent and receive calls from fathers who are experiencing financial difficulty because their income has been reduced, usually through no fault of their own, yet their child support obligation remains the same. Many times, their current child support payment was calculated based on a higher income or erroneously calculated at the outset. What is most disturbing to me as a lawyer is that much of the financial difficulty from a child support that does not match the father’s income could have been alleviated had the father promptly modified his child support order when the substantial change in economic circumstances occurred. Too often fathers wait years, accruing thousands of dollars in child support arrearages before they seek to modify their child support obligation.
Here are some suggestions:
1) When you experience a substantial downward change in your income, promptly file a petition to modify your child support obligation.
Quick action is extremely important. Don’t wait for your savings to be depleted or you accrue significant child support arrearages before you seek legal counsel.
2) Hire a Jacksonville, Florida Child Support Lawyer
While it is possible to represent yourself, a child support attorney will know how to properly file the petition, what documents you need to provide to the other side, and how to properly calculate child support. While I can never guarantee a result, in many cases fathers actually save money in the long run by having counsel properly and promptly move a petition to modify child support through the court process.
3) Don’t be hesitant or embarrassed to modify your child support obligation.
If you have questions about modification of child support in Jacksonville, Florida, do not hesitate to call (904) 339-LAW8 (5298) or you can contact The Taylor Law Office through this website.