Are Your Children Receiving the Financial Support They Deserve?
In the years following a divorce, changes in circumstances can result in the need to modify the previous child support award amount. Life changes such as changes in employment, changes in daycare or health care costs, or changes in parenting time are all situations which may require child support award modification.
If the ex-spouses have an amicable relationship, these modifications can be taken care of easily and with minimal cost. Unfortunately, this is not always the case; many times, an attorney is needed to assist the custodial spouse in obtaining enforcement and modification of child support orders.
Consider this story:
Mary Smith* and her ex-husband agreed on a set amount of child support in their divorce decree. The amount has not increased over the last 5 years to account for the cost of living increases, and now Mary has learned her husband has a new, higher paying job. The Department of Human Services has been unable to verify employment at his new job. Mary believes her husband is making more money at his new job, and that the child support he is paying should reflect this new income.
She has limited income to pursue enforcement, and doesn’t know what to do.
Stories like Mary’s are not uncommon. The custodial spouse is in a lose-lose situation: they do not have funds to pursue legal modification or enforcement, yet they need appropriate and fair child support to make ends meet.
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Legal Representation Can Help You Collect Child Support and Modify Child Support Awards
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Amanda Daniels understand how trying and difficult this can be for you. We offer a free consultation for you to come in and talk to us, where our experienced legal team will explain your options to you and explore if your attorney fees can be recovered as well as your child support modifications.
The Law Office of Amanda Todd Daniels has the critical experience needed to assist you in all aspects of your child custody mediation and enforcement. We are committed to helping you get through this time of your life and raise your children with the financial support they deserve. Call us today at (662) 678-8009 to discuss your needs and how we can help you successfully navigate this process.