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What Should I Ask an Attorney in my Child Support Modification Consultation?

 

 

As the best child support lawyers in Arizona we often get asked, “what should I ask an attorney in my child support modification consultation?” Hi, I’m Kevin Jensen with the Law Offices of Kevin Jensen. You’re receiving this video because you’ve reached out to our office and requested a consultation with one of our attorneys involving modification of child support. Believe me when I tell you, one of the most common things that people reach out to us to discuss is child support modification. We know this is a really important issue when you’re raising children, and something that can cause a lot of stress. So, what I wanted to do is send you this video to help you prepare for our discussion so that we can maximize our time together.

First, I want you to understand that anytime a person seeks modification of child support in Arizona, they have to demonstrate to the court that there’s been some kind of substantial and ongoing change of circumstance. When it comes to child support, that usually means that there’s been some sort of change in financial circumstances that justifies going back to court and having the court modify the current child support order. That could include losing your job, getting a reduction in pay. Or if you’re asking the court to increase the child support you’re receiving, perhaps the other spouse has received a pay raise or had some other sort of change in income. In Arizona, it’s necessary to show the court that there’s been at least a 15% change in the amount of child support in order for child support to be modified.

So, in order for us to best use our time when we’re together, here’s the information I’m going to ask you to consider and come prepared to discuss. First of all, if you can bring any existing orders with you. That’s very helpful for us to understand where things stand right now. That would include any prior child support calculations the court may have entered. Secondly, we’ll need to know how much your income is, and as best as you understand, the income of the other parent. We also will need to know who is covering health insurance for the children, and how much they’re paying each month for health insurance only for the children. If you’re in a situation where you have to use daycare, please come prepared with any information regarding the daycare costs for your child or for your children. It’s always helpful, if you can, to bring a copy of an invoice or a printout of what you have been paying to your childcare provider.

Finally, we also need to know how much parenting time each parent has with the child. Generally, that’s going to be in the current parenting plan orders. So, once again, if you can make sure to bring your current orders with you, that will help us determine what each parent is entitled to in terms of parenting time. What I like to do when I do a child support modification is do some unofficial child support calculations with you. The only way we can do that is if you can come prepared with the information that I’ve asked you to come with in this video. And as you’re considering these issues, if you have any other questions involving anything related to child support, please come prepared to discuss those as well. This could include covering health insurance, who pays what when it comes to uncovered medical costs, and the division of taxes. Once again, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to meet with you. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Located in Mesa Arizona, on Val Vista and Southern Avenue. Our Family Law Attorneys and Divorce Lawyers in Mesa AZ have been helping our clients achieve the legal results they are searching for. Our Mesa Law Firm offers Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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3740 E. Southern Ave Suite 210
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 999-2321
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Located On Dobson Road, just North of W. Chandler Blvd, near the 101 Freeway. We have a team of the Best Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys in Chandler Arizona. Our Chandler Law Firm offers Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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333 N. Dobson Rd #5
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 632-2083
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Located in South East Gilbert, Near Higley High School on Pecos Road, West of Power Road in the Power Ranch Neighborhood. Our Gilbert Law Firm offers Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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4365 E. Pecos Rd Suite 138
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 900-2302
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Located in the Community of Anthem in Florence Arizona, off of Hunt Hwy. Our Florence Law Firm is staffed with family law attorneys that offer Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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3281 N. Hunt Hwy Suite 111
Florence, AZ 85132
(480) 632-1120
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Located in Glendale. Our Glendale Law Firm offers Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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7075 West Bell Road Suite 5
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 834-8585
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Jensen Family Law in Mesa is located on 3740 E Southern Ave Suite 210, 85206 Mesa, Arizona. From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Take S 41st St to E Sky Harbor Blvd, then head west on E Sky Harbor Blvd and Use the left lane to take the exit toward S 41st St. Then Turn right onto S 41st St. After that, Continue straight to stay on S 41st St, then Take AZ-202 Loop E, AZ-101 Loop S and US-60 E to S Val Vista Dr in Mesa. Take exit 184 from US-60 E after that Merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto AZ-202 Loop E toward Tempe/Mesa and Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 9 to merge onto AZ-101 Loop S. After that, Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 55A-B to merge onto US-60 E toward Globe, then Take exit 184 for Val Vista Dr. Then Continue on S Val Vista Dr to your destination and Turn left onto S Val Vista Dr. Turn right onto E Southern Ave, then turn left and Destination will be on the right.

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