A number of states, including Arizona, California, Maryland, and New York, have officially made August "Child Support Awareness Month" with the hope of:
- Celebrating parents who pay child support faithfully, and
- Drawing attention to the children who are due back child support payments.
It's also a good time to consider whether your existing child support order should be modified, due to changes in your children's needs or significant changes to either parents' income.
Keep in mind, too, that child support modifications can be temporary. If you believe you qualify for a child support modification, it's best to pursue one right away, because the process of getting changes approved by the courts can be lengthy. For a detailed explanation of how to request a modification in your jurisdiction, contact the court that issued the original child support order.
Additional Child Support Resources:
- Decide Whether to File for Child Support
- Common Child Support Questions
- State Child Support Guidelines
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