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Why Did My Child Support Payments Increase?

At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we know that many people in Monmouth County are likely wondering why their child support payments have recently increased or what to do if their former spouse is threatening to try to have them increased. Even though the amount of child support is stipulated in divorce proceedings, it is entirely possible for these payments to increase after the divorce is completed. However, child support will usually only be increased for a few very specific reasons.

Reasons for Increasing Child Support

There are some justifiable reasons that child support payments might increase over time. For instance, the following situations could result in the need for increased support from you:

  • The child/children require more financial support
  • Your ex-spouse loses a job or has a decreased income
  • You have an increase in income
  • An injury or illness necessitates more support

In these circumstances, a person might be legally required to pay more in child support. However, in many cases, the person paying child support cannot afford to increase the payments or is being unfairly asked to do so.

Contact a Divorce Attorney in Monmouth County

The most important thing to think about if your child support payments are increasing is whether or not this is justified and affordable for you, as you have the right to fight this increase and protect your own rights. Our attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. can help you understand your rights and do what is needed to fight for the child support payments that are reasonable for you and your family. Call (732) 898-2378 today to learn more about how we can help you in this situation.