Q: Hi i am looking to modify our child support agreement and increase the amount.
Is this something that is possible after an agreement of amount has been made? At the time of agreement and as the divorce was being finalized I was living in different circumstances. Due to safety issues we had to move out and now I cannot afford equal housing for the children with what we agreed upon.
A: Child support is always modifiable until the child turns eighteen. You will need to file a Petition for Modification and explain why you want the change. Child support will be recalculated based on each parent's current income.
A: Child support is modifiable if there has been a substantial, material, permanent change in circumstances that was not anticipated at the time of the last order or judgment that establishes child support. To initiate a proceeding to modify child support under the current court order, you will have to file a petition for modification of child support in which you explain the change in circumstances.
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