I lost my job. Is there any way I can lower my child support payment?

To modify child support in Oklahoma there must be either a significant change of circumstances in income of the child support paying parent, a material change in circumstances in the needs of the child, or both.  An example of a significant change in circumstances in income would be if there is a 200%-400% increase in income.  Therefore, if the paying parent’s income increases or decreases drastically, then either party should move to modify child support.  Moreover, an example of a material change in circumstances could be a change in the child’s health, such as a recently obtained disability.  Due to the change, more support would be in order to accommodate this new way of life.
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