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Modify Your Court-Ordered Child Support Payment. New Circumstances Can Prompt a New Look at the Court Order.

Pittsburgh Child Support Modification Attorney

Can I Change a Child Support Order?

Child support must minimally cover the basic needs of any minor children, and children over the age of 18 who are mentally or physically disabled and unable to support themselves. A support order can be modified, but only when the court agrees that there have been substantial changes in circumstances of either parent. The goal is to have a fair support order in place to provide for the minor children of the marriage.

Some of the changes in circumstances can include:

  • Loss of employment
  • Injury resulting in a decrease of income
  • Retirement
  • Emancipation of any minor children

The current age of the children may warrant a divorce modification if child care expenses are no longer necessary. An important change in circumstances is an increase in income of either parent.

Reporting an Increase in Income

Pennsylvania requires that any increase in income be reported to ensure the support order is fair to both parents and particularly the children. The court can recalculate the income and expenses of the parents and award retroactive arrears. This can activate aggressive collection from the State as these arrears can be very significant if the increase in income occurred months or years ago. Opting out of the workforce or voluntarily reducing income are not grounds for reducing child support payments.

Child Support Lawyer in Pittsburgh

At the Law Offices of Avram Y. Rosen, we have limited our practice to family law and have helped hundreds of families navigate through the complex law surrounding divorce. Contact our Pittsburghdivorce lawyer if you feel that you are entitled to a modification and we will guide you through the process. We pride ourselves in being able to deliver personal, caring guidance to our clients in Allegheny County.

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Former Client Experiences

  • “Having you to handle my cases made me feel better despite the emotional turmoil and pains I was going through.”

    R.K.

  • “I had a unique case that involved a lot of back and forth contact, and they were always responsive and aware of my financial circumstances.”

    A.P.

  • “I owe my relationships and my future relationships with my daughters to you.”

    F.M.

  • “Avram seems to always be a couple steps ahead of the opposing side and his problem solving skills in the legal field are very developed – he seems to know all the ins and outs of family law.”

    I.M.

  • “Attorney Rosen is extremely knowledgeable and is gifted at balancing professionalism with authenticity.”

    S.A.

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