Increasing the amount of child support

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Increasing the amount of child support

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Due to changes in the life and financial situation of the parents, there may be a need to increase the amount of child support.

This is a legal process that can be complicated but is very important to ensure that your child is properly cared for.

Our law firm is ready to support you in this matter.

What situations may cause the need to increase alimony?

Situations that may cause the need for an increase in child support include:

  1. Change in parents' income.
  • Change of workplace, and additional payments, which may affect the financial condition of the father or mother.
  1. An increase in child support costs.
  • Change in expenses for education, medical care, nutrition, and other needs of a child that requires additional financial resources.
  1. Change of circumstances.
  • The occurrence of unforeseen circumstances, such as a serious illness or accident, may require additional costs for the care and treatment of the child.
  1. Indexation and inflation.
  • An increase in the prices of basic goods and services can affect the cost of maintaining a child and requires adaptation of the amount of alimony.

Given these situations, parents may need to apply to the court to review and increase the amount of alimony, ensuring proper care and comfort for the child in changing circumstances.

How is the amount of alimony determined?

The determination of the amount of child support is based on several factors that take into account the financial situation of both parents and the needs of the child.

Here are the key aspects:

  1. Financial status of parents.
  • The income of both parents is an important factor. Income declarations submitted to the court allow for establishing the general financial status of each parent.
  1. Expenses for education, medical care, food, and other needs of the child.
  • To determine the real needs of the child, the costs of education, medical care, food, clothing, and other necessary costs related to the well-being and health of the child are taken into account.
  1. Individual needs of the child.
  • If the child has specific needs or expenses related to, for example, medical problems or special educational needs, this is also taken into account when determining the amount of child support.

After taking into account these factors, the court makes a decision on the amount of alimony that it considers appropriate and fair in the specific circumstances. It is important to note that this process can vary by jurisdiction and the specific details of each case.

How is the amount of alimony increased?

Increasing child support is a process that can be done through the courts. Here are the main steps of this process:

  1. Collection of evidence and documentation.
  • The applicant (petitioning parent) must gather evidence to support the need for an increase in child support. This can include income statements, education bills, medical expenses, and other documents that show changes in the child's financial situation and needs.
  1. Application preparation.
  • Based on the collected information, the lawyer or the plaintiff himself prepares a written statement, which outlines the arguments and supporting documents.
  1. Applying to the court.
  • An application for an increase in alimony is submitted to the court. In the application, the plaintiff must indicate the reasons and grounds for increasing alimony.
  1. Trial.
  • A court proceeding is opened. The court appoints a meeting during which the arguments of the parties will be considered. Both sides can present evidence and arguments to support their position.
  1. Judgment.
  • The court issues a decision indicating whether the amount of alimony will be increased and establishes new financial obligations.
  1. Execution of the decision.
  • If the court decides to increase the amount of alimony, the decision becomes binding. The specified amount of alimony must be paid within the specified time.

In this process, it is important to have legal support for effective representation and protection of your interests in court. The lawyers of our company are ready to provide professional assistance in all stages of the procedure for increasing the amount of alimony for your child.


The need to increase the amount of alimony is an important question for parents and children. Our team is ready to provide qualified assistance in this matter, helping you to ensure the proper maintenance and well-being of your child.

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