Under statute governing child support orders for children of divorced parents, when a complaint seeking modification of a child support order is filed, modification is presumptively required whenever there is an inconsistency between the amount of child support that is to be paid under the existing support order and the amount that would be paid under the guidelines. To warrant a modification of child support, the statute governing child support orders for children of divorced parents does not require that the discrepancy or inconsistency between the existing order and the guidelines amount of child support result from a material and substantial change in circumstances.
Laura Morgan is a Family Law Consultant. Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website. www.famlawconsult.com