Child Support & Modification Lawyer Greater New Orleans
Modify or Reduce Support Attorney in Greater New Orleans Area of Louisiana
Are you struggling to pay the level of child support ordered by the court? Are you a custodial parent not receiving child support that is necessary for raising your child? Children need financial support as well as emotional support. But what amount, and how is the burden divided?
Child support in Louisiana is calculated based on a formula that takes into account both parents’ income, and their existing necessary expenses and obligations. If the couple was married this was established at the time of divorce.
Child Support Modification Lawyer
In order to get a court to change the amount of child support due, it must be shown that there was a material change of circumstances, or that one parent’s income or expenses dropped or rose significantly. If your income has decreased or you have new expenses due to a change of job location, for example, you may be able to have the support order modified.
If the other parent has remarried, inherited money, got a big raise or otherwise increased income, you may be able to have his or her share of the expenses increased or yours decreased.
Whatever you do, don’t simply stop paying or reduce your payments on your own. You will still owe the money and could be charged with contempt of court. Louisiana takes child support very seriously. Your wages could be garnished, your tax refund could be withheld, and your driver’s license could even be revoked. Even if your ex agrees to a change, you need the court’s approval.
Contact the Weiser Law Firm in the Greater New Orleans Area with any questions about child support modification or child support enforcement. We practice in New Orleans, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard, St. Tammany Parish and St. Charles Parish. We can make the application with the court, and help to resolve your financial concerns. Call 504-358-2273 or contact us via this website. Child Support Lawyer New Orleans.
3801 Canal Street Suite 207 New Orleans, Louisiana 70119