Nix Law, P.A.
Nix Law, P.A. Orlando Family Law For Men
Make Your Next Step The Right One
Call 407-674-0849
To speak with attorney Mikaela Nix.
Call or Email Today! email

Do I qualify for a child support modification?

Florida parents who make or receive monthly child support payments may be wondering whether or not they qualify for a modification to an existing child support order. This modification can be very helpful when there is a change in a parent's financial circumstances.

A child support order dictates the amount of money that must be paid from one parent to another and when it should be paid. According to the Florida Department of Revenue, these orders are based on the needs of the child and both parents' income. Generally, these orders can be modified for three reasons: if there has not been a review or change of the order within the last three years, if there will be at least six months of payments following the request for modification or when there has been a large change in the financial situation of a parent or the child. Modifications are also allowed for other reasons, such as the addition or removal of a child or terms of medical support from the order.

Experts recommend that a request for a modification be made as soon as it is needed, in order to avoid excessive unpaid amounts. These unpaid child support payments are not eligible for bankruptcy discharge, so they will need to be paid even if the order is modified eventually. Additionally, parents are encouraged to continue making the payments even when a child support modification is sought.

A family law attorney may be helpful in reviewing a client's case and determining whether a support modification request is in order. This can be very helpful when financial circumstances such as a job loss or unexpected medical bills make the existing order difficult or impossible to comply with.

Source: Florida Department of Revenue, "How to Change a Support Order", October 30, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Like Us And Share On Facebook

Watch Our Video

Schedule A Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
Nix Law, P.A. Orlando Family Law For Men

Nix Law, P.A.
496 Delaney Avenue
Suite 404
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-674-0849
Fax: 407-429-3890
Orlando Law Office Map

Review Us