Changing your Child Support


As a general rule the court will not modify an existing child support order unless the parent proposing the modification can show changed circumstances. This rule encourages stability in arrangements and helps prevent the court from becoming over burdened with frequent requests. A child’s medical emergency, economic or medical hardships on the part of the recipient parent, or a substantial change in the paying parent’s income are all reasons to make changes in child support agreements. Naturally, changes in the child support laws may lead to a modification in child support payments.