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Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 9. SUPPORT [3500 - 5700.905]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )


  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

CHAPTER 6. Modification,Termination, or Set Aside of Support Orders [3650 - 3693]

  ( Heading of Chapter 6 amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 653, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 3. Simplified Procedure for Modification of Support Order [3680 - 3680.5]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 957, Sec. 5. )


(a) The Legislature finds and declares the following:

(1) There is currently no simple method available to parents to quickly modify their support orders when circumstances warrant a change in the amount of support.

(2) The lack of a simple method for parents to use to modify support orders has led to orders in which the amount of support ordered is inappropriate based on the parents’ financial circumstances.

(3) Parents should not have to incur significant costs or experience significant delays in obtaining an appropriate support order.

(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Judicial Council adopt rules of court and forms for a simplified method to modify support orders. This simplified method should be designed to be used by parents who are not represented by counsel.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 957, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1997.)


(a) The local child support agency shall monitor child support cases and seek modifications, when needed.

(b) At least once every three years, the local child support agency shall review, and, if appropriate, seek modification of, each child support case for which assistance is being provided under the CalWORKs program, pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 488, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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