When You Need Child Support Modifications
While it is true that child support is set by state standards and withheld through income withholding it is also true that work, health and life situations change. My extensive history of working in the county has given me a unique insight into what can and cannot be modified, the acceptable reasons for modification and the modification process. Working with an experienced family law attorney who has an understanding of the county and the courts can ensure that a necessary modification is approved when possible.
Determining A Basis For The Modification
The first step in any child support payment modification is to assess the current situation and see if there is a basis for a modification of support. While there are standard child support payment guidelines, the courts do have discretion in this area and changes, when merited, are possible. When we meet, I will run modification calculations and ascertain whether or not it makes sense given your situation to modify the support. Changes such as an emancipated minor, or shifting from the support of two minor children to one minor child can be valid reasons for a modification. Dramatic changes in income for either party can affect a modification as can multiple obligations. If there has been a drastic change in income to either party, we can request tax returns and based on that assessment we can decide what to do next.
Call For A Free Consultation
If you would like to meet and discuss whether or not a Minnesota child support modification is possible or if you have other questions that pertain to your divorce decree, please call me. Call Krenner Law LLC at my Saint Paul office at 651-447-6478. You will speak directly with me, a qualified family law lawyer. You may also email me and I will respond promptly. Your initial visit to determine whether or not I can help you is absolutely free. I serve family law clients in the Twin Cities and Dakota, Washington and Ramsey counties.