In an uncertain economy, fathers can be hit especially hard by unemployment, underemployment, or a stiff reduction in income. When those dads are responsible for child support payments, that reduction in income can be critical to themselves and their children.
To protect fathers’ rights in Clearfield, Cordell & Cordell attorneys urge affected dads to keep the courts abreast of any life changes.
The Family Code of Utah states that if a payer’s income has dropped at least 30 percent and the payer’s employment potential has shifted, then it is acceptable to petition the court for a child support modification. Men are responsible for more than 87 percent of all payers so this issue directly affects fathers’ rights in Clearfield.
A dad’s rights in Clearfield cannot be protected until a petition is filed with the family court informing of a change in income. This modification must be filed as soon as possible or dads can face accruing arrears and interest charges, which can months and even years to eliminate.
If you are a dad struggling keep up with child support payments, ensure your rights as a father are protected and do not wait to file for a child support modification.
Cordell & Cordell was founded more than 20 years ago when CEO Joseph Cordell saw the need to level the playing field and provide an attorney service that focuses on the men’s side of the divorce. The unique perspective allows clients to feel comfortable that their point of view is implicitly and accurately represented in court.
Long defined as a partner men can count, Cordell & Cordell uses zealous representation to protect Clearfield dads’ rights.
To schedule an appointment with a Clearfield fathers’ rights divorce attorney, please call 1-866-DADS-LAW.