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Asking a Court to Modify (Change) Child Support in Louisiana

Here is basic information about asking a Louisiana state court to modify (change) child support. There is also a link to a computer program to create a form to ask a court to modify (change) child support.

Welcome to the Modification of Child Support LibGuide

This guide has some basic information about modification of child support in Louisiana state court. There is also a link to a computer program that will create a form to ask for a modification (change) in child support. Warning: depending on your situation, you may need additional forms or different forms. These forms do not cover modification of child support for any other state. The computer program includes the basic form.  The guide and the computer program do not tell you what form you need for your particular situation or how to use the form. If you do not know which form or form or forms you need or how to use your form or forms, try to find a lawyer to help you with your case.  

If you have a case that is being handled by DCFS/SES, you should have been assigned a case worker. You may want to contact your case worker to pursue the process. State and federal law requires DCFS/SES to assist you with the process even if you are the one paying the child support.

Note: the online forms program may work better in some browsers than in others. If you cannot get the online interview form to open in one system, you may want to try Chrome or Internet Explorer.

There are programs that offer free legal help for low-income or other qualified people.  You can search for free legal help in your parish on ( and its online directory of free legal services programs: