Even if your current order has not been established for at least 3 years, you can request a review at
anytime when you have experienced a substantial material change in circumstances. Basically, this
means if any of your living situations have changed and those changes would cause your child support
order to decrease by at least 15% according to the guidelines for your state, you can request a review.
Changes in circumstances that can result in a substantial change include having additional children,
reduced income, loss of job, or inability to work due to health conditions. You would need to contact your
local Child Support Enforcement Agency to request the review. Provide all information regarding your
change in circumstances. If you have been laid off from your current employer, provide documentation.
Also if you are written out of work for medical reasons, provide documentation from your physician.
Make sure you are prepared and substantiate your claims with proof. Do not request a review until you
have the necessary documentation to support your case. In the event that your review is denied, you still
have the option of petitioning the court for modification.