The attorneys of The Reed Law Firm routiely handle cases involving modification of child support in Virginia. Whether you are the person receiving or paying child support, if you have experienced a change in circumstances since the entry of your last child support order, and believe that a modification may be warranted, please contact us for a review of your case.
When is an exiting child support order subject to modification?
An award for child support is modifiable by the court based upon a “material change in circumstances” since the entry of the last support order. The child support amount may be increased or decreased if a material change occurs in the circumstances of either or both of the parents, or of the child.
Common material changes in circumstances which necessitate the modification of child support orders include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A reduction or increase of the earnings of either parent.
- Involuntary unemployment of either parent.
- An increase in the cost of daycare for a child.
- A substantial increase in the cost of health insurance for a child.
For more information on this topic, and to obtain specific advice on the laws applicable to your situation, please contact us to schedule a consultation.