When making child support decisions, separating parents have the choice of applying to the Department of Human Services (DHS) for an administrative assessment, or they can make a private agreement between themselves with the assistance of their child support lawyers. But what happens if a party disagrees with the assessment; or if a party wishes to alter an assessment due to change of circumstances?
Appealing a administrative assessment made by the DHS
If you do not agree with an assessment made by the DHS, you may be able to make an objection. Objecting to a decision takes the form of a formal review.
Some of the reasons you may wish to object may include:
- Use of wrong or out dated information
- Not all the facts have been considered or important details neglected
- The law has not been applied correctly
If you decide to object to a decision (other than decisions about care percentage) you must: