As a result of a deployment, a custodial or noncustodial parent may experience a change in their income which may impact the determination of child support amounts. Those who have been called to active duty for over 30 days may request a modification of their current child support obligations based on their new income. Such an income change qualifies as a substantial change in circumstances for purposes of reviewing the child support order.
If you have an obligation to repay past-due child support, you may also request that Missouri Child Support Enforcement ( CSE) adjust the amount being withheld based on your new income and circumstances.
If you need to provide medical coverage for your child you have the ability to request that the military aid you in enrolling your child in the appropriate health care plan.
Deployment overseas can be a difficult situation on its own, but the added responsibilities involving children can cause further stress. If you are a military member who has been called to active duty and have child support concerns, consider contacting a Missouri child support attorney to advise you of your options and assist you with the modification process.