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Child Support Modification Attorneys in Cincinnati

Handling Modifications of Child and Spousal Support

The only thing that is constant in life is that it is always changing. When you have a change in circumstances, it is only natural that your obligations regarding support should change as well. However, whether an order is subject to modification really turns on the language of the order and what type of change you have experienced. At the law firm of Brinkman & Associates, our child support modification lawyers in Cincinnati will work closely with you to ensure that you completely understand all of your options.

Modifying Spousal Support

If you are seeking a modification to spousal support, or alimony, payments, this can only be done if the original order is explicitly modifiable. That is why it is essential to hire our experienced Cincinnati family law attorneys at the beginning of a divorce so we can try to anticipate any changes that may need to be made further down the road.

If the support order is modifiable, its terms regarding the amount and duration of support may change. The court may take a number of factors into consideration when determining how spousal support orders shall be modified, including:

  • Retirement of a spouse
  • Cohabitation with another person
  • Remarriage
  • Substantial change in income, including inheritances
  • Substantial change in employment
  • Change in health or expenses

We will work to show why a change should or should not involve a modification to the initial court order. In every case, we will put your best interests front and center while we explore all of the options that are available.

Modifying Child Support and Custody

A substantial change in a parent's circumstances may necessitate a change in the amount of child support. Support determinations are based on gross income, which can involve more than just looking at pay stubs. At Brinkman & Associates, our lawyers understand when the court is likely to change support payments and we will put this knowledge to work when handling your modification matter. With every change in support matters, the court will also consider modifying health care responsibilities and tax exemptions related to the children.

In some cases, it may also be necessary to seek a change in custody. Changing child custody and other post-decree modifications can be complicated. However, you can rest assured that we are up to the task.

If You Are Wondering About Changing Child Custody, Call Our Ohio Lawyers

We can help you with all matters involving modifications to custody and support. Contact our child support modification attorneys in Cincinnati online or call 513-878-1437 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.


I really appreciate the way Mrs. Brinkman handles difficult situations and difficult people.  She represents me with confidence, yet always makes sure that I know what is going on and that I fully understand my options.  Her paralegal Tamara, have also answered my questions promptly and professionally; and have helped me through some tough times.

-Lisa H.

Karen Brinkman was brilliant in court; I obtained full custody of my daughter and am extremely grateful.  She made my family, my witnesses, the other professionals, and myself very comfortable by constantly educating us and keeping us informed of the law and the legal procedures.  She deserves a lot of credit for her careful wording of motions and entries and her ability to take charge of out-of-control situations.

-Dave B.

Karen and Tamara went into action on behalf of my son and granddaughter.  Their caring attitudes come through in everything they say and do.  I am sure that I will be looking to Brinkman & Associates for legal advice and for common sense answers whenever I have a family law question in the future.

-Sandy E.

I was very thankful that I had Mrs. Brinkman on my side when I went to court regarding a modification of child support that had been requested by my former husband in the Hamilton County, Ohio, Juvenile Court.  She returns my calls and responds to my emails promptly and thoroughly.

-Debbie S.

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