Life events can lead to change in custody, support arrangement

Imagine that you and your spouse have a child together, but after years of marriage, your relationship is starting to deteriorate. Eventually the two of you decide to get a divorce, and after some mediation and negotiation, it is agreed that you should pay your spouse monthly installments for child support.

For quite a long time you keep up with the payments without incident. You and your spouse actually end up having an amicable co-parenting relationship. Things are going well in general — and then suddenly, bam! You’re in a car accident that leaves you in the hospital for a few days.

Suddenly, you have thousands of dollars in medical bills to deal with and other bills relating to insurance and property damage that will wring your wallet dry.

Though this hypothetical situation is not something we would wish on anyone, it still illustrates a very important point: that life can change very quickly, and when it does, you need to be able to adapt to your new situation.

In terms of your divorce and all of the factors that are involved in that divorce, this means you may need to make alterations to your child custody arrangement or to your child support payments. These alterations aren’t exactly the simplest tasks to complete, so it behooves anyone in such a situation to consult an attorney — and at The Law Offices of Paula D. Kleinman, we have the knowledge and experience to help you through these times of extreme change.

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