No one expects that family court orders for support will last forever and adequately meet the needs of the family. Every family changes over time, and as changes occur, so too does the need for modification of spousal or child support orders. At the family law office of David P. Beeson & Associates , we offer effective legal representation to help clients obtain spousal or child support modifications when necessary. Additionally, if a modification is being sought that you find unreasonable, we can help demonstrate to the court how the modification would not be in the best interests of those involved. Contact our San Diego law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.
Spousal Support Modification With the Help of San Diego Family Law Lawyers
While many factors are considered when determining spousal support/alimony, generally, support is awarded for transitional purposes. It enables a person to transition from married life — a life where they were possibly out of the workforce — to single life, where they will have no choice but to reenter the workforce and become self-supporting. In most cases, the court will not approve of permanent, or lifetime, support. When circumstances change, we can assist clients in requesting or challenging petitions to modify spousal support or terminate spousal support.
Child Support Modification
When child support is initially ordered, child support calculators can help parents determine what support payments should be, based on the statutory child support guidelines. However, calculators can also help parents determine if guidelines would permit an increase or decrease in child support amounts. Job loss, loss of hours, a promotion or other issues can impact income and the ability to pay support. When there is a significant change in circumstances, we can assist clients in pursuing or contesting child support modifications.
Know your rights. For a free initial consultation with a San Diego family law attorney at David P. Beeson & Associates, call 619-618-2983 or 866-706-2015, or contact us online . Se habla español.