The guidelines for child support in Connecticut tend to be fairly rigid. There is a set formula that has to be used, and it can apply to the vast majority of cases. This means that it's not all that hard to figure out what has to be paid.
However, it also means that having any changes made can be difficult and complex. It's very important to know about all of your legal options when you do this. You should give yourself the best possible chance of arguing for a modification. These are possible, but they're not handed out lightly.
So, why could you need a modification? Why would the set rules not apply to your case? Some reasons people ask for modifications include:
-- They have other children in a second marriage, and they don't want to support both families.-- They've had a job loss or a reduction in earning potential. This could happen for many reasons, from a layoff to a workplace injury.-- The person's spouse has gotten remarried.-- They believe that the spouse is not going to use the money for the child anyway, but simply wants to live off of the money being paid in order to avoid working.
These are simply a few examples. However, they show how it is possible to argue that child support should either be originally determined outside of the standard baseline or why an order should be modified. If you want to find out more about how you can do this, please visit our site right now.
At The O'Neil Law Firm, we help clients work for child support modifications when circumstances in the family change.