change in circumstances
n. A modification, usually substantial, unanticipated, and involuntary, in the emotional, financial, or physical condition of one or both parents, warranting a modification of a child custody or child support order.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • change of circumstances — A reason for a court to modify an existing order for the payment of alimony and/or child support. In most cases, in order to seek a change in the support amount, the person seeking the change must show that circumstances (such as the employment,… …   Law dictionary

  • change of circumstances — In domestic relations law, condition used to show need for modification of custody or support orders. Betts v. Betts, 18 Or.App. 35, 523 P.2d 1055. With reference to custody issues, this term refers to a change relevant to the capacity of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • circumstances — I noun accompanying events, attendant conditions, bases, changes, conditions, controlling factors, course of events, details, events, factors, facts, features, full particulars, governing factors, grounds, happenings, incidentals, instances,… …   Law dictionary

  • change — I verb adapt, adjust, alter, be converted, be inconstant, be irresolute, convert, convertere in, deviate, displace, diverge, evolve, exchange, fluctuate, give in exchange, go through phases, immutare, innovate, interchange, make a transition,… …   Law dictionary

  • circumstances — Attendant or accompanying facts, events or conditions. Subordinate or accessory facts; e.g. evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event. As used in a statute for an allowance for the wife in a divorce action, having… …   Black's law dictionary

  • change — vb Change, alter, vary, modify (and their corresponding nouns change, alteration, variation, modification) are comparable when denoting to make or become different (or when denoting a difference effected). Change and alter are sometimes… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • change horses in midstream — • change horses in midstream • change horses in the middle of a stream make new plans or choose a new leader in the middle of an important activity They decided to change horses in midstream and that is probably why they lost the election. (var.) …   Idioms and examples

  • change horses in the middle of a stream — • change horses in midstream • change horses in the middle of a stream make new plans or choose a new leader in the middle of an important activity They decided to change horses in midstream and that is probably why they lost the election. (var.) …   Idioms and examples

  • change of air — Change in routine, circumstances, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑air change of air A different climate or environment (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑change …   Useful english dictionary

  • change — change1 W1S1 [tʃeındʒ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(become different/make something different)¦ 2¦(start doing/using something different)¦ 3¦(replace something)¦ 4 change your mind 5 change sides 6¦(clothes)¦ 7¦(bed)¦ 8¦(exchange goods)¦ 9¦(exchange money)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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