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What documents do I need to file a motion to change a child support order?

Asked by radcliff (253 points ) August 1st, 2011

What kind of documents do I need to file a motion and what do I need from my records for this?

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Blackberry's avatar

I don’t know the exact details, for that, you’re going to have to ask your counties court. But you have to either type up the motion, or have a lawyer do it, and submit it. Then comes the service process to whoever the defendant is, then you get a court date.

Seaofclouds's avatar

From what I went through when I went to court for child support a while back, the actual motion is just a court document. You should be able to get it from the court house or your lawyer (if you have one). You fill it out and file it with the court. Some courts have a self service room that has the documents you would need and people that can help you. Once you get a court date set for actually figuring out the child support, you will need some proof of your income, but they should tell you what to bring.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Contact the Family Court for the county your child support agreement was filed in. A lot of courts have online websites with e-docs you can download and file, even chat associates to guide you to what you need.

YARNLADY's avatar

It depends on which jurisdiction you need to use. Ask the family court, or use the same one that was on the original order.

zenvelo's avatar

Are you the payer or the recipient? You need to provide a complete income and expense statement, and you need to show what has changed to demonstrate that support should be increased or decreased.

If the other parent has a new job, ask at the court family law office to find out how to prove that.

Poser's avatar

In Florida (and I assume it’s similar in other states), a child support order can only be changed if there has been a “significant change in circumstances” since the original order was adjudicated.

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