How does the automatic cost of living increase work?

All child support orders are required to have a cost of living adjustment (COLA) every two years. The COLA is based on the consumer price index. If you have a child support case open with us, our computer system is set up to calculate the increases every two years and are effective on May first of the year your order should have the COLA. If you are the payer and your income has not increased, you can request a motion to have the COLA stopped.

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1. How do you locate a parent?
2. Why should I establish who the father of the child is?
3. How is paternity established?
4. How do I establish a support order?
5. How are the payments managed?
6. Where can I get payment information?
7. How can I make a child support payment?
8. What happens if the payer doesn't pay?
9. How can I get my court order changed?
10. What is the effective date of a court order?
11. Does the County Attorney’s Office or the Child Support Office represent me when handling a child support matter in court?
12. What happens if the other parent lives in a different state?
13. How does the automatic cost of living increase work?
14. Who can I call for more information?