The cost of raising a child can be exorbitant, especially for those who go at it alone. Whether a child was born out of wedlock or the child's parents have since divorced, many Hoosiers find themselves struggling to find a way to pay for their child's needs. Of course, by taking legal action, child support may be ordered, but even then it can be difficult to recover owed payments. On the other hand, many non-custodial parents find themselves facing overwhelming and unrealistic child support payments, given their current situation. In both cases, it may be time to seek counsel from an experienced family law firm.
At Danks & Danks, our attorneys have years of experience handling child custody issues. We know the remedies available to those who are seeking to recover the money they are owed, and we also know when a modification is justified. Although child support modification is most often thought of as applying to situations when a non-custodial parent has suffered a sudden decrease in income or an increase in debt, it can also be justified when a custodial parent believes that the non-custodial parent should pay more. This more often happens when the non-custodial parent increases his or her income.
In order to successfully modify child support, though, life changes must be demonstrated. This may mean submitting medical records, pay stubs, or other documentation showing that one's financial position has substantially changed. Child support may also be adjustable if the amount of time the child spends with his or her non-custodial parent changes. Our firm knows how to handle these matters with skill.
Child support issues, like other family law matters, can be blanketed in a shroud of hurt feelings and a thirst for revenge. Although these feelings may be justified, they often only complicate legal matters. This is why many people in the Evansville area choose to turn to an experienced law firm like ours to help them clearly and competently present their case to a judge. Our firm's website has more information about a variety of family law topics, including child support.