Child support orders will usually need to be changed. To make a change to the existing amount of child support, the law requires that the party asking for the change show the change is substantial, continuing, and would result in at least a 10% change in the current amount of child support. If both parties agree to the change, a Stipulation will need to be filed because the order last entered with the Court legally controls the amount of child support. As such, if you change the amount based on an informal agreement, you may find yourself owing arrears later. If the change is not mutually agreed upon, a Motion will need to be filed and the Court will schedule a hearing. The reasons to change child support can range from a change in one parent’s income, a change in the parenting time schedule, or a change in health insurance or daycare expenses. If you have questions about modifying your child support order, feel free to contact me to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.