Marietta, OH asked in Family Law for Colorado

Q: If a parent has moved out of state once they declare residency can they go to that state and change the child support?

Original child support is in Colorado and the mom and child moved to Marietta Ohio. Dad is still in Colorado.

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Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
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A: There is federal law that governs child support modifications. Under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the action must be brought in the state where the obligor resides. That would be Colorado. The order was also issued in Colorado so there is no registration action required for jurisdiction. You should speak with Child Support Enforcement or an attorney regarding a modification. The legal standard is a substantial and continuing change of circumstances resulting in a difference of plus or minus 10% in the child support amount.

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