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TO CHANGE (MODIFY) A COURT ORDER FOR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE (ALIMONY) OR SPOUSAL AND CHILD SUPPORT BY THE STANDARD PROCESS
  • You have a spousal maintenance (also known as "alimony" or "spousal support") order from Maricopa County and believe the amount of spousal maintenance should be changed because there has been a substantial and continuing change in your circumstances.
OR
  • You have a spousal maintenance and child support order from Maricopa County and believe the amount of spousal maintenance and child support should be changed because there has been a substantial and continuing change in your circumstances.
NOTE:
  • There are situations where the court cannot modify a Spousal Maintenance Order.
  • Before using these forms you may want to consult with a lawyer to see if you have an Order that can be modified.
  • If you signed an agreement that said that spousal maintenance/support/alimony cannot be changed, the court will not be able to change the amount of spousal maintenance.
WARNING: If the order you want to change is not from this county, ask a lawyer about the requirements to file your Petition (Request) with this Court.
This packet contains court forms and instructions about changing (modifying) a child support order by the standard process. Be sure the documents are in the following order:
Packets
Title File English Spanish
To Change (Modify) Support By the Standard Process - Forms and Instructions drmsp1 PDF PDF
Forms and Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 FREE Workshop Flyer - How to Complete Papers to Establish Legal Decision Making (Custody), Parenting Time and Child Support Workshop Flyer PDF PDF
2 Instructions for Completing the Petition to Modify... drmsp11i PDF PDF
3 Petition to Modify Support drmsp11f PDF PDF
4 Order to Appear drmsp81f PDF PDF
5 Affidavit of Financial Information drosc13f PDF PDF
6 Procedures: What to do After Completing the Forms drmsp12p PDF PDF
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