To modify a child support order, you have to prove that there’s been what we in the legal world refer to as ‘change of circumstances.’ This refers to what’s changed in your life that warrants changing a previous child support order.
For example, perhaps you’ve experienced a change in income from your employer, meaning maybe you lost your job and now have more time to devote to your children. Or perhaps you’ve had another child from another relationship.
If any of these things have happened, I suggest reaching out to the other party and attempting to resolve the issue before you go to court. If that’s not possible, you can file a motion with the court and have them determine whether there has been a change of circumstances or not. If there has been, the court will run the changes through the DissoMaster program and determine a new court order.
This new order will remain in place until there is another change of circumstances or the children involved reach the age of maturity. Outside of a court order or official agreement between both parties, you cannot unilaterally modify child support.
If you have questions about this or any other legal topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.