Changed circumstances may make the amount of child support go up or down. There are many, many ways in which this can happen.
- If the child has increased needs, even if the parties’ incomes have not changed, a judge may decide to order additional child support.
- If the payor’s income has declined through no fault of his own, even if the child’s needs have not declined, a judge may decide to reduce the amount of child support.
- If both parents’ incomes have increased, child support payments might also be increased.
- If a parent or child changes the place of residence, this too can affect the amount of support.