Welcome to our class on how to change a child support order. If you believe that your child support order is too low or too high, you can ask a judge to change the support order. A judge may change a support order if he or she finds that there is a large change in your or the other parent’s financial situation; for example, if your income has gone down, or the other parent’s income has gone up.
Asking the court to change a child support order does not guarantee that it will be changed. It is also important to remember that the child support order may change in a way that you do not want it to. For example, if you ask for more child support and the court learns that the other parent is not working anymore, the judge could lower the amount instead of increasing it.