Thank you for the additional information. At this point, a motion to modify support would need to be filed.
Parties (both parents and the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)) may request that a child support order be modified every three years without having to show a change in circumstances by making their request to the CSEA in writing. The CSEA then reviews the current order and, if appropriate, begins administrative proceedings to modify it.
Parties may also request that a child support order be modified at any time if there has been a substantial and material change in circumstances since the date of the entry of the current order. They should submit their request to the CSEA in writing and set forth the reasons for the request, including describing the substantial and material change in circumstances. The CSEA then begins administrative proceedings to modify it.
CSEA serves both parents with a proposed administrative order for modification of the child support amount.
Each parent then has an opportunity to request a hearing to contest the proposed order. If a parent requests a hearing within the time period allowed, a hearing is scheduled and conducted.
Issues that may be addressed at a modification hearing include:
- how circumstances have changed since the current order was issued
- actual income or income earning ability of the parents
- verified cost of the child(ren)’s medical insurance premiums paid by either parent (over and above the premium cost for the parent)
- verified child care expenses paid to allow a parent to work
- any other issue a parent believes is relevant to the modification of the child support obligation
The Hearing Officer will determine whether evidence presented at the hearing is relevant to the proceeding.
With the above stated, the real issue is going to be if this retirement is voluntary or if you are able to continue to work. I say this because there is a financial obligation to support the child and the decision to simply stop working, may not allow the support order to be modified. If the lack of income is a direct result of your own actions and decisions, support may not be reduced or stopped, since that would mean the other parent would have to fully support the minor child