Change In Circumstances The Key To Modification of Child Support Amount
Child Support Can Be Reduced or Increased by Making a Court Motion
If the facts support it and you make a formal motion to the court for a modification you can have support increased or reduced. For example, if the parent receiving the child support inherits money, gets a large raise or otherwise has an increased ability to support the children, support payments may be reduced for the paying parent. Or, if the paying parent loses his or her job, the court can be asked to reduce support during the period of unemployment or lower income.
Child support orders cannot be changed simply because one parent desires a change. A change in the support amount will be based on evidence proving that sufficient grounds exist to make the change. This requires a showing the circumstances have changed from what they were when the order was entered. (In the many years a child support order remains effective, the parent’s circumstances may change many times and so may the child support order.)
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