How to Evaluate Whether You Should File to Modify Alimony or Child Support
Well, a good place to start that’s free is www.SupportModificationLawyer.com. There you’ll a video on this topic and other resources on modification of support.We try to give away as much information as possible so that we can help as many people as possible.
Whether you hire us or not, we want to help you. And one of the ways we do that is by making information like this available in as many ways as we can.
In case you’re wondering about how it works with our law firm, a good place to start with us or in the process even if it’s with another attorney is to have an initial consultation. And for us, we charge $350 for this meeting, but it’s quite extensive and involves some preparation and follow up. We say “meetings” but these meetings can be in person by phone or video conference, and if you want to get your “social distancing on” while talking about alimony and child support, we can do that through video conference or phone. But we are still seeing clients in the office because the governor has not required us to close at this point in time.
With our firm, the process for a consultation and strategy session starts beforehand. Our paralegal will interview you to determine what is going on in your situation, what are the most pressing questions on your mind, what were the general circumstances that led to your reduction in income or job loss? And they’ll also work with you to try and get a copy of your final judgment of divorce or your child support order so the attorney can review that prior to the meeting. In the actual meeting, which is in the office, or phone, or over the Zoom conference, will help you understand your options and whether it makes financial and moral sense for you to pursue a temporary or permanent modification of your support obligation.
And these meetings usually will be anywhere from one to two, sometimes a little bit longer than two hours in time. And our goal is, besides answering your questions, is to give you a plan. We want you to leave the meeting with a clear plan for what you should do and how you should do it. And if you’re somebody who’s planning on having an attorney, it’s great to have this top-level outline of what’s going to happen and when. And if you’re somebody that might be representing yourself, it’s a good idea to meet with a lawyer, whether it’s our firm or another one to get a plan for what you need to do and how you need to do it. And just with our firm, we do charge for these meetings, but we always include a follow up call to answer any of the questions you can think of since the first meeting with the firm. We’d like to give you value in exchange for your hard-earned money.
Click here to access our free book on modification of alimony and modification of child support due to the CoVid 19 pandemic and click here for our modification of support information center. Also, you can click here or the “Schedule Your Consultation” link above to speak with one of our lawyers concerning your particular situation.