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Modification of Child Support

Child support is always modifiable. If you have a child support order that needs to be modified for any reason, contact us today to speak with a Seattle Family Lawyer about your case.

When determining the due amount of child support, Washington State courts use a complex schedule of fees based on the percentage of the paying parent’s income in proportion to the total available net income of the whole family and the number of children.

The amount can vary for special circumstances, such as educational needs, daycare, etc. When the combined income of the parents exceeds $7000, the support level is capped, unless the receiving party shows they need more funding for the children’s well-being.

If for any reason your child’s needs should change, or you have experienced a change in income, your child support order can be modified. Both parents have the right to request a modification in child support, regardless of their custody status.

If the paying parent has been avoiding support payments or sending to little, our firm can help to assure your rights are enforced. This enforcement can include wage garnishments or even jail time, depending on the severity of the non-paying party’s violations. Additionally, our attorneys can help you petition for child support modifications if either parent’s financial circumstances have significantly changed.

Whatever happens in your child support dealings, a Seattle child support lawyer from our firm can be the crucial piece in getting the revenue your child rightly deserves.