Can I change the child support requirements after the divorce is final?

Yes – child support is always modifiable; however, you must prove a material change in circumstances before getting to recalculation. Qualifying changes vary widely, but can include an increase or decrease in either parent’s income or a seriously ill child (physically or mentally) who needs treatment.  Do not settle for verbal agreements between the other parent, they are not legally valid.  Once a court order is in place, you need a modifying order entered by the court to make any changes to child support.

Kellam T. Parks
Managing Member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC