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Family Court
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.

About the program
Information checklist
Computer requirements
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About the program

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.

You can use this program:

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

You must have the following on your computer to use this program:

  1. Adobe Flash to see the program. Download it now for free.
  2. Microsoft Word to properly view and print the completed court forms. If you do not have Word, you can download Word Viewer now for free and view and print Word documents, even if you donít have Word on your computer.

    Note: Microsoft WordPad is not the same as Microsoft Word. WordPad will cause problems with your documents.

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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.

NYS DIY Forms are only for court users who don't have a lawyer and legal services and pro bono attorneys and staff helping clients who cannot afford lawyers. 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.

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This program was created by a partnership between the state courts and the civil justice community.

Last updated on April 24, 2014

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