Child support agreements are difficult to decide upon but once it is decided what terms child support is to be paid and received on, they usually remain that way – unless one of the parents decides that there needs to be a change. Making changes to a child support agreement is not usually an issue as long as both parents agree on the terms. However, it is best to involve a lawyer to do the needful – that is, make the actual changes in the agreement and have it notarized.
An agreement letter to change child support will need to possess a few things. Firstly, the initial agreement has to be highlighted, making sure that the original terms are made obvious. Secondly, the proposed changes need to be mentioned. This includes mentioning why an agreement has been proposed and how it will be executed. Another thing that you need to keep in mind when writing an agreement letter to change child support is to write in a concise manner – frills in any kind of professional document are not appreciated.
Simple text charting out what needs to be changed in the child support agreement and why it needs to be changed is sufficient. Here is a sample:
Child Support Agreement Addendum
This addendum is being added to the original child support agreement between my client Ms. Marta Hayes (custodial parent) and Mr. Ian Eldered (non-custodial parent) parents of Ms. Judy Eldered (presently 8 years of age). As a result of mutual consent between the custodial and the non-custodial parents, the following changes in the original child support agreement have been proposed and agreed upon:
Monthly Child Support Payments: $3000 (previously set at $2500)
School Fee: $250 (previously set at $200)
Medical Facilitation Allowance: $500 (previously set at $350)
The total increase in monthly payments to be paid by the non-custodial parent is $700 which is well within the parameters of the terms laid out in the original child support agreement, signed by both parties on November 10, 2011, and notarized by the court on November 25, 2011.
These changes in the child support agreement have come about due to some obvious factors including the general inflation rate, increase in school fees, and the child’s medical support requirements. The increased amount will be paid into the custodial parent’s account by the 5th of every month. In the event of non-payment, the non-custodial parent is liable for official interrogation into the cause of delay or non-payment.
Marta Hayes (Custodial Parent) Ian Eldered (Non-custodial Parent)
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