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White Bear Lake Child Support Modification Lawyer

Through my practice at Susan Thurston, P.A., in White Bear Lake, I help parents throughout the east metro and Twin Cities region obtain child support orders that accurately reflect current financial circumstances and the requirements of the child support calculator. Child support is complicated, but with my more than 30 years of family law experience on your side, you can be assured that your child support matter will be handled professionally and effectively.

In certain circumstances, I can also help grandparents obtain custody of their grandchildren or enable them to receive child support for children in their care.

Child Support And Custody Modification Attorney Serving Forest Lake And The East Metro

When a parent's financial circumstances change significantly, he or she may qualify to obtain a modification of the original child support order.

For instance, one parent may become unemployed or gain higher-paying employment, the cost or availability of health care coverage for the child may change, or the child may become ill and incur extraordinary medical expenses. Further, the cost of living for one or both parents may change. In these and other situations, a modification of the payment amount may be allowed by the court.

As your attorney, I can discuss your prospects for modifying your child support and help you obtain any needed changes. I can also assist you in seeking modifications for other court orders, including those for child custody and spousal maintenance. When needed, I can also help you prove paternity so that your children may receive child support and other benefits from their father.

Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer?

If you seek a modification of an existing court order, you are not required to retain an attorney. However, it is by far the wisest option. If you meet with me, I can discuss your circumstances with you, consider the options, evaluate your goals and provide you with recommendations that are informed by a deep knowledge of the law and Minnesota court procedures.

Not only can I help you obtain a fair child support awardt, I can work to ensure that your interests are represented. Because modifications can often have unintended consequences - such as fueling resentment from your former spouse or altering your time with your children - I can also advise you on whether a modification is your best alternative. As an experienced litigator, negotiator and mediator,* I often help my clients reach sensible solutions efficiently.

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To discuss your options with an experienced White Bear Lake child support modification attorney, contact me at the law office of Susan Thurston, P.A., today. Initial consultations are free.

*Susan C. Thurston is a qualified neutral mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

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Susan Thurston, P.A.
4856 Banning Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 800-747-6649
Fax: 651-429-0817
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