VIDEO: Steve Walden on child support payment changes

The Carlson Law Firm’s Steve Walden was recently featured on parenting and lifestyle show MomsEverday, discussing a topic on the minds of many moms: child support payments.

There are many factors that are taken into consideration by the court when calculating child support payments. The court will determine the income of both parents, including extra bonuses, income of businesses owned by either parent, number of children in the family, cost of daycare and health care insurance prices, to name a few.

Modifications to these payments can also occur in the future if it becomes necessary.

According to Walden, the only way that the amount of child support being received can change is whether the obligor’s, or person paying the child support, net income changes.

“Typically, under the law, it requires a 3 year period since the order was entered, and it has to increase by either $100, or 20%. If that can be shown, then the person actually receiving the support can go back to the court and ask for that increase,” said Walden

There are times when a divorcing couple cannot arrive at an agreement by themselves. There are other times when a child support agreement is not being followed, which is an issue of non-compliance. In these situations, a lawyer can get involved to ensure that you and your child’s rights are being regarded.

In order to start the process of changing the amount of support paid, you will need the original order, and documents showing the income that the obligor is making.

It is important to seek the help of one of our lawyers from The Carlson Law Firm for the reason that we can pursue actions to make sure this situation is not repeated. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Moms Everyday is a half-hour program that features panelists from across the country who provide tips and tricks for Moms across 48 television markets. The program is for moms, by moms.




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