Child and Spousal Support
The court may modify child support provisions in judgments at any time until the child reaches 18 years of age and until the age of 19 1/2 under statutes providing for post-majority support. The specific statutes provide for modification.
- As the circumstances of the parents and the benefit of the children require (divorce, separate maintenance, annulment)
- Upon proper application to the court and due notice to the opposite party. (Family Support Act)
- For proper cause shown or because of change of circumstances (Child Custody Act)
Modification of spousal support is possible only upon a showing of new facts or changed circumstances arising since the judgment that justify a revision. The petitioner has the burden of justifying a change.