California Child Support Modification : Stipulation To Modify Child Support
This article and video discusses child support modification in California. The topics covered are:
- What a stipulation of child support is
- What a modification of child support is
- Easiest way to modify child support
- Modifying Income Withholding Order
- Costs of Modifying child support via agreement
- How long the process of modifying child support takes
Below is the video and transcript.
Hi, Tim Blankenship here with divorce661.com and in this video, we’re talking about modifying child support and the easiest way of going about that.
I had a call yesterday, someone wanted me to run some numbers and by the way what we do is we take a look at the income of the parties, of the timeshare between the children and then punch in the income of the parties to determine what child support would look like and this is based on the court’s DissoMaster software, which we utilize.
So I got call and he said Tim I want to look at modifying the child support, we simply plugged in the information into the DissoMaster calculation and got the new number and it’s easy when the parties agree to modify child support and we talk to all of our clients about this, once we do have a current order, say the divorce is final, if they ever want to change the amount or see if the amount has changed.
I just need to know the income so I can run the report and see if it needs to be modified and the easiest way to modify it is through a stipulation.
A stipulation just means agreement and all I do is draft a 3 to 4 page written document that basically modifies the current order for support and indicates how much it will be, on what date it will be changed and for what children it’s in regards too.
It’s pretty straightforward, it takes me just a hour or so to prepare the document, there’s no court involved, there is just a 20 dollar court filing fee, to file it with the court and it usually takes a couple of weeks to get that filed and if you have an attached income withholding order to your child support.
We would also need to prepare either a termination order or an amended income withholding order so we can get both the stipulation signed by the judge as well as the income withholding order, changing the amount so we can get that to your employer if money is being taken out directly of your check, we can do that all simultaneously.
So, Tim Blankenship divorce661.com give me a call if you have any questions, need help with your divorce in California. Thanks so much for watching.