“If somebody is divorced and their former spouse’s income had doubled, what would they do in that case?”
They can go online and look at what the guidelines would provide, or they can go to their local domestic relations office in each county and file a petition to increase. They could go to a lawyer and the lawyer, based upon what the party thinks the new incomes are, could do the calculations for them and show them that okay, while you were getting $1,000 a month for two children you may be entitled now to $1,500 a month or $2,000 a month depending upon the incomes.
David L. Ladov is a partner and co-chair of the Family Law Group at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. He focuses his practice on divorce, including custody, child support, equitable distribution, abuse and domestic relations. David can be reached at (267) 675-4976 or [email protected].
Robert Whitelaw is a managing partner and co-chairman of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Litigation Department and Family Law Group. He has 40 years of experience in practicing family law. Robert can be reached at [email protected] or (215) 665-300.