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When a court orders child support or spousal support, the amount awarded may be sufficient to meet the needs of the child. However, over time things can change. Expenses can increase and income may increase or decrease for either party, making a modification of the original agreement necessary.
A court order may need to be modified when:
When there is a change, it is important to get an order from the court that specifies the new amount to be paid. Some people may feel that because they entered into an agreement for a new amount willingly and amicably, that an order from the court is not needed. However, relationships can deteriorate or disagreements in the future can lead to one party reneging on the agreement. For this reason, it is always a good idea to have it in writing.