Reduction of Child Support Payments

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Milana Tepermayster was successful in obtaining a Decision and Order in Orange County Family Court modifying a child support order which obligated a non-custodial father to pay over $500.00 a month in child support to $50.00 a month. In order to modify an existing child support order, the moving party must show that there has been a substantial and unanticipated change in circumstances since the last Order was issued. In this case, the father had recently fallen on hard times and was able to testify that he was homeless for approximately two months, that he had Medicaid and food stamps and awaiting a decision on whether he was eligible for disability assistance. The Court deemed the father's testimony credible and as a result the father's child support obligation was significantly lowered.