Child Support Increase Denied

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

In a recent decision, The Orange County Supreme Court denied the mother's application for an increase in child support. The mother filed a motion seeking an increase in child support, arguing that the child's needs have increased and at the time the parties were divorced and child support was set, the mother contemplated a move to California, which did not occur. The firm, which represents the father, successfully argued that in fact, the child's needs were decreased and that mother's income has increased from the time the parties' child support was set to the present. The Court agreed with the father and issued an order dismissing the mother's application for an increase of child support because she failed to allege a change of circumstances to warrant an increase in child support.