Once a court has ordered child support or spousal maintenance payments, either party may petition the courts to alter the amount of these payments in the future. This is usually done if or when some relevant aspect of either party’s circumstances has substantially changed.

 

These petitions are known as modifications of child support or modifications of spousal maintenance, and there is a very specific court process that has to be followed in order to officially make these requests and have the best chances of receiving a favorable ruling from the court.

 

When you may need help with a modification of child support or maintenance, you can rely on Centennial Family Law Attorney Bruce H. Rabun to guide you through the process and help you obtain the best possible outcomes to your petitions. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to his family law practice, Bruce H. Rabun has the legal knowledge and skills you can count on to help you resolve your child support or spousal maintenance issues.

 

When to Seek Modifications of Child Support and Maintenance

 

When you need modifications of child support and maintenance, call Centennial Family Law Attorney Bruce H. Rabun. He can help you make the changes you need to fit your new life circumstances.

When you need modifications of child support and maintenance, call Centennial Family Law Attorney Bruce H. Rabun. He can help you make the changes you need to fit your new life circumstances.

While you may not be able to predict what tomorrow will bring, one constant in life is that things change. As your life’s situation and circumstances evolve, requesting modifications of child support or spousal maintenance may become necessary. Some of the specific life changes that may necessitate requests for modifying payment obligations can include (but are by no means limited to):

 

  • One spouse remarrying
  • The loss of a job and/or persisting unemployment
  • A career change and/or one party going back to school
  • One party having to take on the care for a disabled relative, an aging relative, etc.

 

It’s important to point out that, when making requests for modifications of child support and maintenance, there will likely be the need to submit various supporting documents and evidence, some of which may include:

 

  • Copies of recent pay stubs
  • Copies of recent income tax returns
  • Bank statements
  • Marriage certificate (if one party has remarried and this is the basis for the modification petition).

 

Getting Started with Modifications of Child Support and Maintenance

 

If you think that requesting modifications of child support or spousal maintenance is in your best interests, here’s what you should do:

 

  1. Find out if you actually have a valid basis for making this request. Consulting with the experienced Centennial family law attorney at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC can be the fastest way to determine whether you have grounds for pursuing a modification.
  2. Complete a Sworn Financial Statement document.
  3. Gather the appropriate supporting documentation.
  4. Double check the original court order regarding the child support and/or spousal maintenance payments.
  5. File all necessary documents with the court.

 

Given how complicated this process can be, as well as the fact that obtaining a favorable ruling may be critical to your financial situation (and your overall life), it’s crucial to trust your case to experienced Centennial Family Law Attorney Bruce H. Rabun.

Centennial Family Law Attorney at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC Is Here for You

When you need any assistance with modifications of child support or spousal maintenance, you can trust Centennial Family Law Attorney Bruce H. Rabun to help you efficiently navigate the court processes associated with these matters while providing you with the highest quality legal services. For more than three decades, Bruce H. Rabun has been dedicated to helping his clients successfully resolve their child support and maintenance issues so they can move on with their lives.

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Set up an initial consultation with Centennial Family Law Attorney Bruce H. Rabun to get professional advice and find out more about how he can help you.

You can schedule this meeting by calling (303) 221-7899 or by emailing our firm using the contact form on this page. From our office in Centennial, we represent people throughout the Denver metro areas, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County.