MODIFYING AN ORDER by Mu5KywR

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									IF you have a child support order or   Either parent may request that the        effect to determine the new child
a medical order and:                   Rhode Island Family Court modify the      support order.
                                       child support order. The non-
   Have lost your job, or             custodial parent files a Motion For
   Are working less hours than        Relief. According to the law, the party
    before,                            asking for the modification must show
   Or unemployment benefits           a substantial change in circumstances.
    have stopped                       Some examples of a significant
                                       change in circumstances include:
THEN you must file a Motion for
Relief (a simple-one page document)          Loss of employment or Lay off
IN PERSON at the                             Disability or Worker’s Comp.
                                                                                  HOW TO FILE A MOTION FOR
                                             Incarceration
                                                                                           RELIEF
  Rhode Island Family Court,                 A decrease in income earned
     One Dorrance Plaza                      An increase in income earned           All motions must be file in
         Second floor                        Emancipation of the youngest            person at the RI Family Court
        Providence, RI                         child                                 Motions are retroactive to the
                                             Increase in the needs of the            date of filing and not to the
                                              child                                   date when YOU LOST YOUR
                                             Birth of a new child                    JOB!
         PLEASE NOTE:                        Change of custody                      Copies of the motion must
                                             Death of either party                   be sent to all parties and OCSS
IF YOU DO NOT FILE A MOTION
   FOR RELIEF YOUR ORDER                                                             Copy of the motion filed
                                       The Office of Child Support Services           must be sent certified mail to
 WILL KEEP ON RUNNING AND
                                       can assist either party in filing a            the Custodial Parent
     ACCUMULATING AND
     ALL ENFORCEMENT
                                       motion to modify. Also there is a pro-        You can obtain assistance in
                                       se packet available if you would like          filing the Motion at OCSS
      PROCEDURES WILL
                                       to file the motion on your own. You           Pro-Se packet is available for
         CONTINUE!!!
                                       may also file the Motion for Relief at         incarcerated parents
                                       RIFC. The Rhode Island Family
                                       Court will apply the guideline chart in
                                                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
                                                    IF YOU ARE
DO NOT DELAY IN FILING                             UNEMPLOYED
  YOUR MOTION FOR                                AND HAVE A CHILD
       RELIEF!                                   SUPPORT ORDER…




      MOTIONS ARE
   RETROACTIVE ONLY
 TO THE DATE YOU GO TO      Department of
     THE COURT AND          Human Services
    FILE THE MOTION
        AND NOT           OFFICE OF CHILD
TO THE DATE YOU BECAME   SUPPORT SERVICES
     UNEMPLOYED!!!         77 Dorrance Street
                                                       Department of
                         Providence, RI 02903         Human Services
                              401-458-4400          OFFICE OF CHILD
                             www.cse.ri.gov        SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                     77 Dorrance Street
                                                   Providence, RI 02903
                                                        401-458-4400
                                                       www.cse.ri.gov

								
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