Birmingham Support Modifications Attorney
In a slow economy, job loss is an all too common theme among the hard-working people of Alabama. With funds already limited, those who are required to pay child support can often find the financial burden too much to bear. Some may consider bankruptcy, only to find that it is not possible to discharge debt associated with a court order.
This does not mean that you have no options. When your divorce was finalized, the court's order was based on the circumstances that existed at that time. In the event that circumstances change significantly, it can create grounds for a modification of the court's order. Under Alabama law, a variation of more than 10 percent in income can be considered grounds for child support modification. It is important that you file immediately upon experience the change in circumstances. In Alabama, the original order remains in effect until it is modified. Modifications are not retroactive prior to the filing of a petition and only become effective as of the date they are approved by the court.
Working to Protect Your Interests in Child Support Modification Matters
If you are a divorced parent who is unemployed and struggling to keep up with child support or other obligations, speak to a reliable lawyer who can help you understand your options and help you find a solution that fits your needs. At the law firm of Gina H. McDonald & Associates, we represent clients throughout central Alabama in a variety of post-divorce modification matters.
We understand the stress you can experience after job loss, and child support obligations do not have to complicate the matter. We know the criteria the courts use to evaluate modification requests, and we will present the strongest possible argument to protect your interests. We will walk you through the entire process and see your case through to its conclusion.
Discuss Your Child Support Modification Case With One of Our Lawyers
Please contact our firm today to talk to one of our attorneys about your child support modification questions. You can reach us by phone at 205-453-4497, toll free at 888-412-9047 or via e-mail.