How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification

How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification

With the current threat of COVID-19, I sincerely hope that you and your family continue to be safe and healthy. I also hope that you are not financially impacted in a major way. Unfortunately, however, the current situation is affecting a great number of people’s livelihoods.

If you are currently paying child support to your ex-spouse and your financial circumstances have changed due to COVID-19, you can ask the court for a child support modification to lower your child support payments.

Examples of a change in circumstances include:

  • Your income has changed
  • You have lost your job
  • Your child’s needs have changed

If your financial circumstances have changed due to COVID-19, it is very important that you let the Family Court know as soon as possible that you need your child support payments modified. The Court will not retroactively change the amount of support you owe, but it may decide to change your future child support payments.

Please do not ignore your child support payments. Your failure to pay can have very serious consequences. It can affect your credit score, can cause liens to be placed on your property, and possibly involve jail time.

I can help with your child support modification

Without our needing to meet face-to-face, I can help you with your child support modification. If you and your ex-spouse can reach an agreement on a new amount of child support, I will write it up as a stipulation and present it to a judge for signature, so that it becomes your new child support order. If you and your ex-spouse cannot agree to the change, I will file a motion with the Court asking for a modification on your behalf.
Please contact my office for a consultation.

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Attorney Christina Sherman is a Marin County CA family law attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist, specializing in divorce, child custody and support, marital contracts and other family law issues.

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