January 4, 2022
Child support modification can occur due to an income or circumstantial change during the COVID-19 pandemic. For child support modification to occur, most states require proving a change in the circumstances of the child or the custodial parent or some other triggering event to allow for a modification.
We know that the past eighteen months have been difficult, especially if you had a change of income including being let go from your job or changing jobs to stay afloat. Child support modification could occur if your income level has decreased or increased. If parental incomes change, then modification of child support may be necessary to help support all children involved.
In the state of Kansas, parents cannot negotiate child support amounts, it is based on the income of the parents and other amounts like insurance costs for the children, tax considerations, childcare costs, etc. In Missouri, some courts will allow child support by agreement, unlike in Kansas courts where the child support worksheet must be based in the reality of the parties’ incomes and expenses.
We understand how to calculate the child support that meets the requirements of either state, and can explain the nuances of these lines items. When it comes to post-decree child support modifications, we are the experts at helping you navigate the court process. When thinking of modifying these orders, you’ll need an experienced family law attorney.
Our attorneys at Juris Law & Mediation, LLC. have years of business, life, and legal experiences between them. As a result, our clients benefit from a no-nonsense approach to solving legal problems in a quick, efficient, and cost-effective manner. We believe the law should be accessible to everyone, especially if it affects your family.
If you are in the Kansas City Metro Area including Johnson County and Olathe, KS area and are in need of child support modification, we are here to help you navigate through this process and give you the best outcome for all parties involved. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call us at (913) 764-8844 to discuss any questions you might have regarding child support modification.