Chapter 8. Modification of Child Support or Maintenance
Modification or revocation of child support order or maintenance
Sec. 1. (a) Provisions of an order with respect to child support or
an order for maintenance (ordered under IC 31-16-7-1 or
IC 31-1-11.5-9(c) before their repeal) may be modified or revoked.
(b) Except as provided in section 2 of this chapter, modification
may be made only:
(1) upon a showing of changed circumstances so substantial and
continuing as to make the terms unreasonable; or
(2) upon a showing that:
(A) a party has been ordered to pay an amount in child
support that differs by more than twenty percent (20%) from
the amount that would be ordered by applying the child
support guidelines; and
(B) the order requested to be modified or revoked was issued
at least twelve (12) months before the petition requesting
modification was filed.
(c) Modification under this section is subject to
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.103-2007, SEC.19.
Sec. 2. The court shall modify a support order to require either
parent or both parents to provide medical support for the child
through the health insurance coverage if a Title IV-D agency,
authorized under the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 651
through 669) and IC 31-25-4-17, petitions for the modification and
the coverage is available to the parent at a reasonable cost.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.145-2006,
SEC.232; P.L.80-2010, SEC.33.
Security, bond, or guarantee
Sec. 3. The court may provide in a modification of a support order
for the security, bond, or other guarantee that is satisfactory to the
court to secure the obligation to make support payments.
As added by P.L.171-2001, SEC.9.