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Title XXX DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Chapter 454

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  454.498.  Director's duty to modify a child support order — automated methods used for eligibility for modification. — 1.  Notwithstanding section 452.370 and sections 454.496 and 454.500, or any other section requiring a showing of substantial and continuing change in circumstances to the contrary, and as provided for in subdivision (13) of subsection 2 of section 454.400 and taking into account the best interest of the child, the director shall:

  (1)  Modify, if appropriate, a support order being enforced under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act in accordance with the guidelines and criteria set forth in supreme court rule 88.01 if the amount in the current order differs from the amount that would be awarded in accordance with such guidelines; or

  (2)  Use automated methods (including automated comparisons with wage or state income tax data) to identify orders eligible for review, conduct the review, identify orders eligible for adjustment and apply the adjustment to the orders eligible for adjustment under any threshold that may be established by the state.

  2.  If the division conducts a review pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of this section, either party to the order may contest the adjustment within thirty days after the date of the notice of adjustment by requesting, if appropriate, a review and modification in accordance with the guidelines and criteria set forth in supreme court rule 88.01.  If the review is timely requested, the division shall review and modify the order, if appropriate, in accordance with supreme court rule 88.01.  The division may conduct a review pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of this section only if the division is unable to conduct a review pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section.

  3.  The division may review and adjust a support order upon request outside the three-year cycle only upon a demonstration by the requesting party of a substantial change in circumstances which shall be determined by the division.  If the division determines that an adjustment shall not be made, the division shall, within fourteen days, mail notice of such determination to the parents or other child support agency, if any.

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(L. 1997 S.B. 361)

Effective 7-01-97


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