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
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.