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Seeking modifications to a child support agreement

| Apr 14, 2021 | Family Law

While going through the end of a marriage, many parents in Maryland and elsewhere may feel it vital to take every possible measure to safeguard the needs of their children. In some cases, part of providing for a child’s needs could involve reaching an agreement for child support. While such an arrangement might work at the time, should life circumstances change, it could be necessary to revisit the existing child support agreement and pursue modifications.

When a change in life circumstances alters a person’s ability to continue adhering to a child support agreement, modifications may be necessary. Some examples of scenarios that could prompt similar concerns could include:

  • Change of income: When circumstances in life bring about either an increase or decrease of income, it could be necessary to revisit the existing agreement and determine if modifications are required.
  • Change in expenses: Individuals who take on new obligations may experience a change in monthly expenses in the process, and such changes could also prompt a need for modifications.
  • Needs of the child: As children grow, their needs may also change, and addressing similar issues could help determine if part of meeting their needs might involve seeking modifications to the existing agreement.

While some changes in life may only bring about a need for temporary modifications, others could leave a person pursuing permanent modifications to a child support agreement.

Even if changes in life prompt a need to revisit a child support agreement, seeking modifications to such an arrangement can still be a complex process. Parents in Maryland who experience similar needs and wish to know the next steps to take to seek child support modifications could choose to consult with an attorney for assistance with the process. An attorney can address the circumstances a client is facing and assist him or her in seeking the necessary modifications through the appropriate channels.