DOWNWARD MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT DENIED

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Lauren Ludvigsen was successful in dismissing a Father's objections in Orange County Court. The original support proceeding was filed by the Father, seeking a downward modification of child support based on change of his income. The parties initially appeared before the supper magistrate, wherein both parties were advised to exchange financial records, and while the Father was given ample opportunity to submit his financial documentation, he failed to do so. As a result, the Support Magistrate dismissed the Father's application. The Father filed objections to that order, stating that he was unable to timely compile the required documentation and that the Court did not assist him in specifying exactly what documentation he needed to provide. The Family Court Judge correctly ruled in favor of our client, that the Support Magistrate property dismissed the petition for failure to show a substantial change of circumstances warranting a downward modification.