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Child Support

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Updated: 
February 6, 2020

What does a “change in circumstances” mean?

A change in circumstances means a change in the child’s situation that affects the welfare of the child;1 in other words, does the child need more or less money to be properly supported?  Possible examples may include situations where the child needs special help with tutoring or the child have a special talent and takes lessons. There are a lot of reasons that a child might need more or less support over time. You might want to talk about your case with your local child support enforcement agency or with a lawyer.

1 See NCGS § 50-13.7