Our office will conduct an independent review of the case and incomes, based upon information available at the time of the review. Two things must be true for the State to proceed with filing a Complaint to Modify the obligation: 1) There has been a substantial and material change in circumstances that has lasted for at least three months and can reasonably be expected to last for an additional six months (e.g., a parent is newly incarcerated, is no longer incarcerated, or has a new job with substantially higher pay); and 2) an application of the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines varies from the current Order by more than 10% but not less than $25 of the current child support obligation. An example would be a parent with a current obligation of $50, and the Guidelines call for an increase to $60. Since that’s more than 10% but less than $25, the State would not file a Complaint to Modify.
If we determine a substantial and material change in circumstances has not occurred and/or that variation form the guidelines is insufficient to warrant modification, we will notify you by letter that we will not proceed.