When a divorce decree is issued, the judge will also issue orders covering related issues such as child support, custody and visitation, and spousal maintenance. These orders will stay in place until a judge issues a new order upon a motion by one of the parties for a modification.
If your circumstances or those of your ex-spouse have changed significantly, or if your child’s needs have changed, Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., can help you obtain a modification in child support. We also represent parents who wish to contest a proposed modification. We have the experience and knowledge in family law needed to achieve your goals and protect your rights.
Modifying Child Support In Minnesota
Our law firm represents clients in all types of child support modification matters, including both cooperative modifications and contested modifications.
Situations in which you may want to obtain a modification include:
- Loss of a job or a significant reduction in income
- Job promotion or increase in income
- New health care or educational needs of the child
- Graduation/independence of the child
Our attorneys have experience in cases involving complex financial issues. In many cases, the detection of an increase in income of the other parent can be ascertained through routine documentation such as income tax returns. (Keep in mind that every two years, you are entitled to a copy of the other parent’s tax return.) There are a number of cost-effective ways – such as a review of credit card accounts and bank accounts – that can accomplish the goal of determining another parent’s true income.
In all cases, we offer skillful cost-benefit analysis as well as detailed information allowing clients to make informed choices, such as whether to apply a more aggressive method of discovery. We are prepared to employ well-honed skills and resources to contest a child support modification motion. In extra difficult cases, such as when a parent is apparently attempting to conceal income for the purposes of minimizing child support, we can call upon forensic accountants or other specialists to uncover the true facts.
Contact Our Firm
At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., we want to give you the opportunity to explore options before deciding how to proceed if you believe a child support modification is appropriate. Contact our office today at 651-686-8800 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Our family law lawyers practice across the Twin Cities, including Dakota, Washington, Hennepin, Scott, Carver, Ramsey, Goodhue, and Anoka counties, and in greater Minnesota.