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I have the verbage in my divorce decree to ammend the child

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I have the verbage in my divorce decree to ammend the child support amount that I am obligate to pay my exwife every month. What is the process for making this change? (forms, etc.)

Brian Murray

Hi Brian,


You need to file a Motion to Modify Child support. Often courthouse will have pro se forms for those litigant that don't have attorneys, so I would go down their physically and ask about such. If not, then they don't have forms and you have to draft your own. Your courthouse likely has "practice" books that provide tons of samples of motions, complaints, etc. Your 'rules of court' will also tell you how you serve the other party, and additional notices you must provide with your motion, financial disclosure requirements, etc. If you find you don't have time for all that reading and studying up (and every court is a little different), consider using LegalZoom or a similar commercial outfit and see if they have these types of forms in your location (at least your state, but they may even go narrower).



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