First, you need to file a petition that details why a support modification is justified. In the petition you need to discuss how the child support calculation has changed by 15% or more. The change in circumstances should also be discussed to provide justification for the changed amount. Meaning, if you had lost your job, or taken a pay cut, etc., should be discussed in the Petition. This shows the other party and the Court why such a modification is necessary.
Child Support Order
This is a document that you write which would allow the judge to simply sign an order modifying the amount if the case goes to default. This, in turn, simplifies the process.
Child Support Worksheet
This is another form that should be turned in when you file for a Child Support Modification as it shows the calculation you used to reach the new amount. This worksheet takes into account parenting time, daycare costs, medical costs, and disparity of income.
Current Employer Information Worksheet
This Worksheet lets all parties involved know from what source the petitioner is getting income.
Sensitive Data Coversheet and Two Stamped Envelopes to both parties
The Coversheet gives the Court basic information about the parties. The two stamped envelopes are so the court can send back copies to both of the parties involved in the modification case.
It seems that for a "Simplified Procedure" it can be somewhat complex with all of the documents that need to be filed with the Court. In many cases, it is wise to seek a lawyer for guidance through the process to make sure everything is filed correctly.
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