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Support payments have special considerations from start to finish

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2017 | Child Support, Spousal Maintenance

The financial expenses of a divorce are considerable. These expenses can span beyond just the cost of filing the paperwork and retaining a lawyer.

If you have children or are responsible for paying spousal support, your financial obligation is going to span far beyond the date of the divorce. You will likely have a lot of money to shell out in child support and alimony if those are ordered in the case.

Evaluate the circumstances

We know that it is difficult to think about how much money you might have to pay out after the divorce. There isn’t much you can do about child support payments. One area where you might have some say is with alimony. Even though it means a larger up front expense, you might want to consider a lump sum payment so you can pay once and be done. Of course, you will need to ensure you have the money to do this. We can help you to explore the options that you have in your case.

Know when to seek a modification

Support payments might need to be changed. This can occur if you lose your job or get a raise. Whether you are paying alimony, child support or both, you can seek a modification if your case meets specific criteria. Be sure that you look into this quickly because you might find that your overdue payments total up to a high amount that might be insurmountable. We can help you to look into whether your case meets these requirements and help you to get your case moving.