Modification of Child Support and Child Custody Orders
A child support or child custody order can be modified if there has been “a substantial and continuing change in circumstances that makes the original order unreasonable.” There are various ways in which circumstances can change to make the original order unreasonable.
A substantial and continuing change usually exists if there is a 20% difference between the child support amount in the order versus the amount the obligor would have to pay in light of changes in the parties’ finances since the order.
There is a continuing change of circumstances, allowing the court to modify a prior visitation or custody decree, whenever the custodial parent moves to another state.
We are happy to provide a free consultation to help you decide whether you have grounds to seek a modification of your child support or custody order.