Can I get more child support?
The amount of child support may be changed at a later date if the circumstances of the parents or children have changed. To change a child support order it is necessary to file a lawsuit called a Motion to Modify. The legal standard for the Court to modify child support is met when there has been a “material and substantial” change in the circumstances of the child, one of the parents, or it has been three years since the last child support order or agreement to pay child support and child support would increase or decrease by $100 or 20%, whichever is less.
Can I change my change my prior final orders regarding property division?
Can I move with my child if something changes?
The Court may alter a residency restriction is there is a material and substantial change in the circumstances of the child or one of the parents. It is not uncommon for courts to consider new jobs or re-marriage or many other factors that would justify allowing a parent to move with a child. While these cases are not uncommon they are often the most litigious.
Can I change custody of my children?
Similar to altering a residency restriction, the court may change which parent has custody of the children if there has been a material or substantial change.
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