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If the noncustodial parent is laid off from work or is receiving less pay than the amount the child support award was based on, he/she should immediately notify the FSD or local child support agency and request a review for modification of the support order.
If the custodial parent allows the child(ren) to visit or live with the noncustodial parent on a longterm or permanent basis, the noncustodial parent should immediately take action to have his/her support order terminated or modified by the court. The noncustodial parent may request that the order be modified, but he/she should also contact the FSD or local child support agency to schedule an appointment to discuss the situation. As long as there is a current support order requiring the noncustodial parent to pay support, unless the noncustodial parent takes immediate action, he/she may be required to pay support even if the children are living with him/her. For more information about the review process, please see Notice Of The Right To Request A Review.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified child support lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local child support attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.