Changes in Expenses Can Call for Changes in Child Support

The Greek Philosopher Heraclitus once said, “there is nothing permanent except change.” This idiom can be applied to virtually every aspect of life. And if you have children, you can track their changes simply by looking at the markings you make in the door jam to measure their height. They grow so fast, and their needs can also change greatly over time. Where once diapers and baby food signified the greatest expenses involved in raising your child, you may now be facing new costs that are higher than expected.

The costs of childcare and education have constantly risen over the years and now typically eat up a healthy chunk of a parent’s household budget. Couple these changes with ever rising costs of rent, food, and other necessities, and it’s easy to see why many parents struggle just to make ends meet. 

Of course for single parents, constant financial changes are even more daunting. For this reason, the economic aid provided by child support is more critical than ever. But what happens if changes in expenses outstrip the amount of you are receiving in support payments? Well, it may be possible to have the amount adjusted to better accommodate your circumstances.

We at the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton are prepared to act as your advocate if you and your child need an increase in child support. We can look over your situation as well as that of the support paying parent to determine what sort of modification may be possible. You can contact us for a consultation, and we will work on your behalf to help you get a level of support that is more appropriate to cover your changing needs.

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