Upward / Downward Modification

Either party may seek to modify an existing order of child support or maintenance upon a showing of a substantial change in circumstances. A petitioner seeking a downward modification of a prior order of support must demonstrate a substantial change in circumstances warranting a downward modification.

The courts have emphasized repeatedly that, on any motion for downward modification of maintenance or child support based on the finances of the payor, a determination as to whether the requisite “change in circumstances” has been shown requires “comparing the payor’s financial situation at the time of the application for a downward modification with that at the time of the order or judgment.

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