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Changing circumstances can lead to modified child support

Despite what some people may believe about family law matters such as prenuptial agreements or divorce settlements, the ultimate goal is to be as fair as possible to all parties involved. If you feel you’re paying far too much in child support and the situation is truly unfair, an agreement can be revisited to correct the inequity.

An example in California paints this picture exceptionally, with a case in which a noncustodial father may be forced to pay almost half of his $3,000 monthly income on child support payments for his three children. There are many factors that go into determining child support payments at the time of a divorce, but changed circumstances can make what was once fair at the time of divorce almost impossible in the following years.

For example, a court may decide that a noncustodial parent must pay $1,500 in child support in order to make sure that the children's quality of life does not drop following a divorce. If the custodial parent remarries three years later to an affluent spouse, they will likely not need as much in child support to maintain the same standard of living. In this instance, it may be discovered that the noncustodial parent is forced into an unfair standard of living because he must pay child support amounts that are no longer needed due to changes in circumstances.

Modification of divorce and child custody arrangements is not unheard of in Georgia. In fact, courts understand that life constantly changes, and parents can remarry or have their income adjusted due to job loss or job change. In these instances, it is possible to revisit child support requirements to ensure that the agreement remains fair to both parties. Georgians whose circumstances have changed in years following their divorce can have their divorce agreements adjusted, and strong legal counsel can ensure that the modification is as fair as possible.

Source: Examiner.com, "Child Support: how Much is Too Much," Matt Allen, April 17, 2014

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