Previously, this blog discussed support modification. This can be a critically important issue for parents particularly those facing the sudden onset of an unexpected financial hardship. If you have suddenly become unemployed, were diagnosed with a medical condition that is expensive to treat and renders you unable to work or your financial stability has been rocked in another way, then you may need to seek child support modification to help solidify your financial health.
To do so, you may need to present your situation to a judge. Family law judges always keep children's best interests the top priority, including their financial needs, so acquiring a child support modification may not always be as easy as it seems. This is why you have to be able to present a strong legal argument and show that court that though you would like to contribute to your child's financial well-being, you are currently unable to do so.
A Virginia family law attorney who has experienced handling these matters may be able to help you put forth a convincing argument. The law firm of Christian Curtis LLC has a legal team that has years of experience handling these types of situations, so we know how to represent noncustodial parent's interests in a way that ensures fairness.
We have argued to the court that the best way to keep a noncustodial parent active in a child's life is to lessen his or her child support obligation until he or she can find the financial stability to revert back to the former amount owed. This can give a parent time to get back on his or her feet without feeling overwhelmed by child support obligations.
To learn more, check out our law firm's child support website. This could provide general information regarding the establishment, modification and enforcement of child support. Additionally, this could help parents make informed decisions regarding the financial needs and the best interests of his or her children.