Q: Child custody and support questions well after a divorce
My fiancé has 50-50 custody for his children he got divorced several years ago and this has been the ongoing situation since the separation. This year she quit her job of 20 years and has not seeked employment since. She is now looking to take my fiancé back to court and fight for full custody and child support what are our options?
A: Timesharing and child support are modifiable until the children turn eighteen. To modify child support you have to show a change in the parent's income that was out of their control. If a parent just decides not to work the court will presume (impute) the income that they were earning. Regarding timesharing, a parent must show an unanticipated substantial change in circumstances and that a change is in the best interests of the children. If a parent has been following the timesharing plan it probably won't be easy to modify. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
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