Modification: Child Support & Custody
Final Orders regarding your children can be modified or changed under certain circumstances. Generally, a custody order can be modified if there has been a material and substantial change in circumstance since the previous order was entered.
A party can modify a previous Child Support Order if there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances (such as one parent losing their job) or it has been 3 years since the last child support order and the amount that would be ordered differs by either 20% or $100 dollars.
If there has been a change in circumstance where you are no longer able to make your monthly child support payment, it is important to file a Modification immediately because the court can only retroactively reduce your child support obligation back to the day you filed the modification lawsuit.