Question about Modification of Child Support


#1

It is my understanding that in order to change the amount of support there needs to be a 15% or more increase.

What if there was a deviation?

Original Order

Worksheet A $447 deviated to $250

Now
Worksheet A is $507 (which is not a 15% increase)

Can the original order be modified or does it stay the way it was?


#2

You can apply to modify your child support any time it has been at least three years since your last Order and you have a greater than 15% differential in the amount you would now have to pay in child support.


#3

Is the necessary 15% increase from the worksheet amount or the deviated amount?


#4

Most likely a court will consider it only from the worksheet amount.