Making Changes to Maintenance Support
The amount of child maintenance support can be changed, if the conditions have substantially changed after the verification of the maintenance support and the change in the maintenance support can be considered reasonable for the parent paying the maintenance support.
Changes can be made to a previously verified maintenance support either with a new mutual agreement between the parents or a by court’s decision. Even if the previous maintenance support had been settled in court, it is possible to change it later with a mutual agreement between the parents by a child welfare officer.
Enforceable i.e. distrainable maintenance support always requires an agreement verified by a child welfare officer or a court’s decision. In case the parents change the previous maintenance support that was verified by a child welfare officer or court, the new mutual agreement should be verified by a child welfare officer. If the new agreement is not verified, the old agreement will remain enforceable.