Motion to Change
A motion to change is the court process used when a person wants to ask a judge to:
- change or end a final family court order, or
- change or end an agreement to pay support.
When is a motion to change made?
The most common reason people bring a motion to change is to change a support payment. A motion to change is often brought when one or more of the following happens:
- The support payor is making more money than he or she was when the order or agreement was made;
- The support payor is making less money than he or she was when the order or agreement was made;
- The child has finished school, married or moved out on their own;
- The child or children are now living with the payor or a different person.
- The person receiving spousal support is now able to support himself or herself.
A motion to change can also be used to ask a court to change a final order concerning:
- access, or
- a restraining/non-harassment order.