How to Change Child Support or Visitation
Mediation and Child Support
Most people will think of money first. But it does not need to be money. Substantial change may also consist of a change in the overnight parenting pattern exercised by either parent. Florida child support statutes allow a change anytime it would be at least 15% or $50.00 which every is greater. Child support can be lowered or increased if you can show a substantial permanent and unanticipated change in your circumstances.
How do you change child support? It starts with a Florida Supreme Court Form 12.905(a). Supplemental Petition to Modify Parental Responsibility, Visitation, or Parenting Plan/Time Sharing Schedule and Other Relief.
If you have a good working relationship with your ex-spouse, you should discuss this change with them to see if it you can jointly file the necessary paperwork. If not, Mediation will allow the parties to discuss the necessary changes with a fair and impartial third party. Experienced mediators use very sophisticated software to recalculate changes in child support. Then you move on to the preparation of a new Parenting Plan to be filed in Court.
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