Paul J. Phipps, Esquire
Paternity - Modifying Child Support
Updated: Mar 24, 2020
Once a child support order is entered the Court requires a change in circumstances that will result in the child support payment amount changing by $50 or 15%, whichever is greater. Some common changes in circumstances that may meet this standard are a reduction in income of either parent, an increase in income of either parent, the emancipation or "aging out" of one or more children, or a substantial, unanticipated, permanent change in the number of "overnights."
To seek a modification of an existing child support Order either party may file a Supplemental Petition to Modify the existing Order. In some instances, a parent may be able to receive assistance from the Florida Department of Revenue with this process.
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