Article 3. Simplified Procedure For Modification Of Support Order of California Family Law Code >> Division 9. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 3.
(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
(3) Parents should not have to incur significant costs or
experience significant delays in obtaining an appropriate support
(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.
(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.