Wednesday’s Video Clip: Can a Child Support Agreement or Order Be Changed?
Wednesday’s Video Clip: Can a Child Support Agreement or Order Be Changed
If both parents agree, they can simply amend the terms of their existing agreement or they can make a new agreement. The amendment or the new agreement must be in writing, dated, signed by both parents, and each parent must have their signature witnessed.
In order to have the terms of the new agreement enforced by the Family Responsibility Office (or FRO as we call it), The new agreement should be filed with the court where the original one was filed and then mailed to the FRO.
If it is not filed with the court, the FRO cannot enforce the new support amount. If the parents cannot agree about changing the terms of their agreement, then either parent can file the appropriate documents with the court and ask the court to make a new order for support.
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