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The FSD or local child support agency will review an order even if it was reviewed or adjusted recently if there has been a significant change in circumstance. In this instance a significant change in circumstance is limited to either a parent becoming involuntarily unemployed, a parent becoming employed or a change in custody. Seasonal or intermittent employment that was considered by the court when establishing the support order does not qualify as a significant change in circumstance. Once the FSD or local child support agency has determined that an order will be reviewed, the review and modification process should be completed within 180 days.
The FSD or local child support agency must attempt to modify an order in any of the following circumstances:
If the FSD or local child support agency is not required to modify the order, they must provide to either the custodial parent and/or noncustodial parent, upon request, information on how they can get forms to ask the court to increase/decrease the amount of the support order.
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