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To modify an existing order.
Thank you for your follow-up, Karin.An existing order for child support can always be modified provided that there is a substantial change in circumstance, such as a change in income, a change in custody, or some sort of a hardship. The courts typically do not permit a modification if there is no material change or if the initial order was only put in place a short time ago, such as within a year. The courts also frown at modifications if there is a currently an outstanding balance owed via arrears. Otherwise a modification can be pursued if there are valid grounds to do so.Hope that helps and please let me know if there is anything I can further clarify for you. Thank you!