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Modifications of Child Support Exclusively Focused on Family Law

Modification of Child Support

The attorneys at O'Brian & Associates handle cases in child support modifications for clients in Redmond, Bellevue and other Eastside areas.

We have represented clients pursuing enforcement actions, contempt actions and other litigation for back child support in Washington, as well as defended against such actions. We have substantial experience in child support modifications where unemployment, underemployment, self-employment and other difficult income situations require thorough investigation. If you need to establish a new support order or enforce an existing one, we encourage you to contact us today. Our lawyers serve clients on the Eastside and throughout Greater Seattle.

When Are Changes In Support Terms In Order?

People often fail to follow the terms of their child support order; others fail to change their child support payments when required by court order. When you want to modify an existing child support plan or enforce a plan, you need an attorney who has the dedication to serve your interests and the experience to reach a favorable outcome.

Many parents misunderstand the difference between a child support adjustment and a child support modification. An adjustment either refers to the specific language in your order of child support that requires you to exchange income information on a set date and change the amount of support paid, or it refers to the child support laws that authorize a change in support every few years.

Parents often fail to adjust child support as required in their order or under the current child support laws. As a result, they overpay or underpay child support. Child support adjustments can be made every few years, with new worksheets and new orders being created. At O'Brian & Associates, we can assist you with these actions.

What Exactly Is A Modification?

A modification, on the other hand, refers to a specific action based upon a significant change in circumstances. For example, a child may have a serious illness and need support past the age of 18. Just as in child custody modifications, modifying a child support plan is not as simple as filing a few papers.

Modifications require a substantial change in circumstances and are handled on a 90-day trial calendar in King County (Seattle and Regional Justice Center in Kent).

Our firm supports clients throughout the entire child support modification process. We determine the cause for modification and then prepare our course based on the facts of the case. Whether your income changed or your child requires more money for health care, we seek to serve the best interest of the child and our clients' needs.

For effective representation, contact an experienced attorney at O'Brian & Associates. Call (425) 276-7677 or fill out the online form.

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