Child support modifications, on their face, appear to be fairly straightforward. However, there are many subtle issues underlying a simple support modification. Tamara keeps abreast of current case law and pending legislation affecting the area of child support modifications. A typical child support modification involves two wage earners, however in a wage-earner scenario, issues will arise such as health insurance deductions, tax exemptions, split custody, shared residential schedules, pre-tax deductions, extracurricular expenses, military pay, and overtime.
As college costs continue to rise, child support modifications to address post-secondary (college costs) are becoming commonplace. The ability to ask for the Court to address post-secondary child support is often reserved for later determination in a child support order. If your child is close to turning 18 or graduating high school, it is important to contact an attorney immediately to avoid a loss of jurisdiction for the court to address the issues.