If Florida parents need to modify existing child support orders, they may request the changes. However, they need to show that there have been significant differences in their living circumstances, and there can be a few causes for such a change.
One of the general types of changes is if the noncustodial parent's income has either decreased or increased. Noncustodial parents who have lost income and expect their financial downturn to continue may request a reduction in the amount of support that they pay. If the noncustodial parent is earning more than when the child support was ordered, the custodial parent may request an increase in the amount of the original order.