Child Support Modification: Should I Get A Lawyer?

Child support modification requires an extensive knowledge of current family statutes, and getting a lawyer to help guide you through that process is always a wise choice. There are some reasons why having a lawyer on your side when it comes to child support modification is necessary. These cases are often difficult and can be emotionally draining on both parents, especially if one parent is not in agreement with the current child support decree.

Child Support Modification Needs A Lawyer To Help Guide You Through The Process

Child support in both Kansas and Missouri is determined using a worksheet and/or a formula (which are different in both states). In both states, child support is the right of the children, and is not a supplement for the residential parent. In some Kansas Courts like Johnson County, the parents cannot negotiate child support amounts, as it is based on the income of the parents and other amounts like insurance costs for the children, tax considerations and childcare costs, etc.
But 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 even to allow for a modification. When it comes to post-decree or post-judgement child support modification of child support, we are the experts with helping you navigate the court process and even try helping you avoid the need for judge intervention.
Often clients go online to find resources, including child support worksheet calculators, to try and figure these worksheets out on their own. Each section of the worksheet represents different rights and obligations and without an attorney to assist, you are often giving up rights to claim income or tax credits, or obligating yourself or more or less support when you don’t know what to put in these slots, or if you even should put anything.
We have successfully represented many parents in child support modification cases. Our attorneys are tough but fair, and excel at representing the rights and desires of our clients without causing additional conflicts with the other party. The attorneys and consultants 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.
If you are in Olathe, KS or the Kansas City Metro area, and believe child support modification is needed in your family, please contact us today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call us at (913) 764-8844 with any questions you have regarding your child support case. Family law attorneys at Juris Law & Mediation, LLC. have the skills and legal knowledge available to assist you in your case.