How to Modify Child Support?

Modifying Child Support

Yes. Your child support order can be modified or changed if you meet certain conditions.

how do i change my child support obligation

In general the provisions of a child support order may be modified by showing a court a continuing and substantial change of circumstances that makes the terms of teh child support order unreasonable. The amount of the modified child support order is within the discretion of the court.

indiana Code 31-16-8-1 Modification or revocation of child support order

Indiana Code 31-16-8-1 specifies how to modify or revoke child support:

Sec. 1. (a) Provisions of an order with respect to child support or an order for maintenance (ordered under IC 31-16-7-1 or IC 31-1-11.5-9(c) before their repeal) may be modified or revoked.

(b) Except as provided in section 2 of this chapter, modification may be made only:

(1) upon a showing of changed circumstances so substantial and continuing as to make the terms unreasonable; or

(2) upon a showing that:

(A) a party has been ordered to pay an amount in child support that differs by more than twenty percent (20%) from the amount that would be ordered by applying the child support guidelines; and

(B) the order requested to be modified or revoked was issued at least twelve (12) months before the petition requesting modification was filed.

(c) Modification under this section is subject to IC 31-25-4-17(a)(6).

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