June 2017 | No. 2015-CA-01552-COA, (Miss. Ct. App. 2017)

In re CT: Taylor v. Timmons (Mississippi 2017)

When a substantial change of circumstances occurs, a court can modify a child support order. If the court deviates from the new presumptive amount, written findings must support the deviation. In this case, the father appealed his modified order, which increased his support amount from $300 to $1,500 per month. He argued inadequate findings. The appellate court disagreed and found language in the order that acknowledged father’s increase in income and availability of assets and the age of the child. The new presumptive amount of support was $2,700. The order justified a deviation to $1500 with findings that father paid for health and dental insurance, all uncovered medical expenses, extracurricular activities, and would be responsible for private school tuition.

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