Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they were entered, modifications are granted when the judge feels it is appropriate.
Whether you’re making or receiving payments, the current economic upheaval might have you wondering about the future of your child support and/or alimony terms. If so, here are some actions that might help you get a handle on the situation:
Whether you need a court order, or just need advice, a knowledgeable family law attorney offers useful counsel. With their assistance, you can assess your current financial situation and make an informed decision about modifying your alimony or child support order, or contesting a change proposed by your former partner.
Hart Law Office handles a wide range of family matters, such as modifications to alimony and child support orders. Please contact the firm online to set up a meeting with a qualified attorney.
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