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Modifying Child Support

Modifying Child Support

Learn about modifications of child support orders based on substantial changes in circumstances, such as cost-of-living adjustments and job changes.


Like with child custody orders, parents may seek a court order modifying their child support obligations. However, a court will only grant a modification if the moving parent can show a substantial change in circumstances warranting the modification. Most commonly, parents seeking a modification cite a significant change in their custodial arrangements or the loss of a job, and subsequent loss of income, as the grounds for a modification. In these circumstances, a court will revisit the...