Child Support Modification
Child support may be modified at any time in which there has been a drastic change in circumstances.
In order to have a modification take place the party moving for modification must file an order with the court, showing evidence of the change in circumstances. Typically, the evidence must be completely new to the court. Any issues addressed previously in the child support arrangements are not means for modification.
Here are some of the factors generally considered for modification:
- The parent's income and earning capacities.
- The assets that are available for support.
- The employee benefits of each parent.
- The income of a new spouse or cohabitant.
- The new family responsibilities of each spouse.
- The increase in the cost of living.
- The change in cost of rearing the child.
- The heath conditions of parents and child.
- The modification of custody arrangement.
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