Modifying Child Support in Bellevue
Whether your ex is seeking a child support modification, or you're simply not receiving enough support to get by financially, our Bellevue support modification attorneys can help. Your child's needs are the responsibility of both parents, and if one isn't paying their fair share, the court makes it possible to modify a parenting plan. Our Bellevue attorneys will help you determine whether a modification of an existing parenting plan is possible, and it all starts with a phone call to our law office.
Your personal financial situation is unique and requires personalized attention. When it comes to any situation involving parenting plan modifications, there is no substitute for the experience of a qualified attorney.Why support modification is so important for parents in need
Modifying a support arrangement is never easy. But if you start falling behind on bills because of some unforeseen problem, you need financial relief as quickly as you can get it. Children shouldn't have to suffer because a parent falls ill or loses their job. Almost every family law issue has the potential to become contentious, and child support modifications are no different. One of the ways that our Washington family law lawyers help you is by keeping you focused on what truly matters.
The first thing your Bellevue child support modification lawyer will do is assess whether your support formula can be altered. If your ex is seeking an increase in support that is not justified, according to the law, we will fight to protect your legal rights. If you're in need of a modification because the level of support from your ex is inadequate, we will determine whether a modification is possible and help you take the necessary steps.Your child's future is our primary focus
When you first speak with one of our lawyers in Bellevue, they will ask a series of questions in an effort to better understand your personal and financial situation. Child support modifications are only possible in certain situations, some of which include:
- Illness that leads to incapacitation
- A dramatic and unforeseen lifestyle change
- Losing gainful employment
There are other reasons why a family court judge may agree to a modification of child support, which is why it's necessary to thoroughly review the details of your situation. If we believe you have a case, your Bellevue support modification attorney will petition the court for a modification, and then work diligently to prepare your case.Contact one of our qualified divorce lawyers in Bellevue today for a free modification assessment
If your ex petitioned the court for a child support modification, contact our law office and find out whether you can challenge their claim. Seeking support modifications without a valid reason isn't fair to the other parent, so it's vital that you protect your legal rights. It's important to understand that there are deadlines for responding to a child support modification request. This means that if you ignore your ex-spouse's request, the court could award the request without any input from you.
These same rules apply to those seeking an increase in child support form an ex-spouse, so you should contact one of our WA State lawyers today for a free consultation. Talk to a lawyer from the Washington Family Law Group today, and get the help you need to address this serious issue. During your free consultation, we will help you determine your best course of action by offering you sound legal advice based on more than 50 years of collective experience.