Modification of Support Order
If your income or the income of the other party has changed, either upward or downward, you may request a review of your case for a possible modification of the order. Your case must meet the criteria for a review before the agency can modify your order.
To request a review, please fill out the below forms:
Please return both forms to:
Butler County CSEA
Government Services Center
315 High Street, 7th Floor
Hamilton, OH 45011
If the CSEA finds that your case is eligible for a review according to Ohio law, the CSEA will contact both parties within 15 days or less from the time of the request. The CSEA will ask that the parties submit information to the CSEA within 30 days (sooner if both parties waive the 30-day period via an enclosed waiver form). Based on that information, the CSEA will then determine if the agency can modify the support order. If the agency makes no modification, you may file a motion with the court requesting that the court modify your order.
If I disagree with the recommendation of the CSEA, may I object?
Yes. If you disagree, you may request an administrative hearing. A request form will be included with the agency’s recommendation. An attorney who acts as a hearing officer for the CSEA will conduct this hearing. The CSEA will usually schedule a hearing within 30 days or less from the time you made the request for an administrative hearing. The hearing officer will consider the information previously submitted, plus any other evidence presented at the hearing. The hearing officer will then issue an administrative order and mail his/her decision to each party within 14 days or less from the time of the administrative hearing.
If I disagree with the hearing officer, may I request a court hearing?
Yes. If you disagree with the administrative order issued by the hearing officer, you may request a court hearing. A form should be included with the administrative order. The court will then schedule a court date in accordance with its calendar and docket time.