The court may consider many factors to determine if the change is “substantial and continuing.
Examples of what qualifies as a substantial and continuing change in circumstances include loss of job, incarceration, disability, change in custody, increased parenting time, emancipation, birth of another child, and medical changes. The also include:
- An increase or decrease in salary of either parent.
- A change in child custody.
- A change in health provider, premiums, or carrier.
- The obligation of either parent to support other children.
- Any unexpected medical or education expenses.
- Any additional expenses for a handicapped child or of special needs.
- Increase in cost to provide care for the child.
- An increase in expenses for court-ordered supervised visitation or supervised exchanges.