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California Child Support Order and Modification Laws


According to California child support laws a request can be made to alter or modify the court ordered child support payment schedule and or amount. This request can be made only after the initial order has been in place for at least 2 1/2 years. If you live in the San Diego area and would like you have your child support modified it makes sense for you to enlist the aid of a skilled and experienced child support modification attorney.

Circumstanes to modify child support

Special Circumstances Regarding Child Support Modification

In California you may be able to have your child support order modified prior to the 2 1/2 year mark if certain circumstances warrant an early modification. The court may review an early modification request if there is a change in one parent’s employment status or change in the child custody agreement. A skilled and experienced family law attorney will help you if you are in need of a child support modification.


There are man legitimate reasons for modifying an existing child support order within California. Some of these reasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Change in income (of one or both parents)

  • Loss of job or change in employment status

  • Incarceration of one parent

  • Having a child in or from another relationship

  • Significant change in custody status or time spent with each parent

  • Child’s needs have changed

  • Changes in any of the factors that are used to calculate child support.


Should the parents be able to come to a mutual agreement on a new amount of child support, they can write it up as a stipulation and give it to the judge for signature and to have it become a new order. However, as is often the case, if the parents cannot agree on the change, 1 of the parents must file a motion with the court asking for a modification of the existing order. This is best handle by an experienced Philadelphia Child Support Attorney.


Contact A San Diego Child Support Modification Lawyer

If you have concerns regarding your current child support agreement please call San Diego Child Support Lawyer Joseph Willmore discuss your rights. His law office is located in downtown San Diego and he can be reached at (619) 550-6738. As your attorney, Mr. Willmore will work with your best interests in mind and will aggressively protect your rights.

Joseph Willmore, Esq. 



Attorney Joseph Willmore is a San Diego county divorce attorney who has experience with both collaborative and contested divorces. There is no substitute for contacting an experienced divorce lawyer - and there is no relief quite like the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have an aggressive attorney fighting for your rights. 


You do not have to go through the process of divorce alone. A divorce attorney does more than file paperwork - they are your advocate, your counselor and your confidant. Come in today for a free consultation and let us show you how we can help you find peace of mind. 




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