Before You Ask for a Child Support Modification

Parents who struggle to pay child support—or who are owed outstanding child support payments—typically have valid questions around child support modification processes. For example, you may be wondering: Can child support be modified? If so, how? And under what circumstances? Does it matter which parent requests it? If you’re plagued by these types of questions, here’s the child support modification information you need:

Generally, the courts will only consider child support modification when there is a substantial change in either the obligor’s income or the child’s need. If you’re the parent who owes child support, you might be considered eligible for a child support modification following a job loss or change in income. On the other hand, if you’re the parent who receives child support on behalf of your child, you might be eligible for a child support modification if your child’s education costs or extraordinary medical expenses have gone up considerably in recent months.

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