Common questions, concerns, and misunderstandings
The paying parent just got a raise. Can I ask for more child support?
The other parent hasn’t taken the child for months. Can I ask for child support to change since I have more expenses for our child?
How often can I file a motion to modify parenting time?
How long does it take for the court to rule on a motion to modify parenting time?
If I file to modify child support, when will the change take effect and what will we have to do?
We have joint decision-making but I want to change to sole decision-making because the other party never participates in a decision or answers my messages when I propose something for our child. How do I do that?
The legal standard for changing from joint to sole decision-making is that continuing with joint decision-making will endanger the child or that the parents have proven to not be able to make decisions together. Courts favor joint decision-making, but when there is a restraining order against one parent, courts will often modify decision-making. For the situations where one parent refuses to respond to a question regarding a major decision for the child, courts often order that the parent requesting agreement message the other parent through a secure messaging system like talkingparents.org and if the other parent doesn’t respond within a certain amount of time (generally 48-72 hours), the other parent is presumed to have agreed.
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