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Support Modification Petition Program

Aviso: Este programa es en inglés, pero obtendrá su traducción al pulsar sobre "ESPAÑOL." Deberá responder en inglés o el tribunal rechazará sus documentos. Cuando termine este programa podrá imprimir las instrucciones en español.

You can use the Support Modification Petition to ask (or "petition") the Family Court to change a support order if there is a "change in circumstances." This free program will help you fill out the petition that you will need to file in Family Court.  [Learn more about Support]

File this form in Family Court.

You can use this program if:

  • If you already have a support order signed by a judge.

 

Information Checklist

You will need the following information with you when you use this program:

  • The name and address of the other parent.
  • A copy of the support order.
  • The names, addresses and birth dates of the children.

 

What does a DIY Form Program look like?

Here is a sample of what a DIY program looks like from start to finish.

 

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  Support Modification Petition Program

Note: You will be taken to our partner website called LawHelp Interactive.

You can "Sign Up to Save Your Work" or go directly to the program without signing up by clicking on "Get Started" or "Go". Then check to agree to the Terms of Use and click on "Continue" to begin the program.

 

About DIY Forms

Who Can Use These Programs?
You can use DIY Forms if:

  • you're a court user and you don't have a lawyer;
  • you're a legal services provider;
  • you're a pro bono lawyer. Pro bono lawyers filing a DIY Form must submit thispro bono affirmation.
  • you're from a low-bono (reduced fee) program recognized and authorized to use the DIY Form programs by the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program. You must submit this low-bono affirmation with the filing.

Commercial use is prohibited and no one may charge for using these programs. When you begin the program, you will be asked to accept these terms of use.

Computer Requirements
In order to use DIY Form programs, make sure you have the following:

Note: If you're on a Mac and do not have Microsoft Word, this program will not work for you.

Help Using DIY Forms
See Frequently Asked Questions for help using DIY Form programs.

 
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