Review and Modification Unit
Request for Review
Request for Review

The purpose of the review is to determine if the court order should be referred for possible modification or to include health care coverage. Either party subject to a child support order may request a review of their order by the Review and Modification Unit. In the review, the income of both parties will be used to calculate the amount of support that should be paid by the non-custodial party according to the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines.

If you do not return the Request for Review Questionnaire, all required financial information and documents within 30 days, your request for review will be denied.

Once you have submitted a Web Application, the other party will be notified that you have requested a review of the court order. The other party will be sent a Review Questionnaire and will be required to provide their financial information within 30 days. If the other party does not return the required information by the due date, or is incomplete, the review will continue and we will presume that the other party’s income has changed sufficiently to require a referral for possible modification of the order.

Any financial information provided may be shared with the other parties to the case or the court and the county/authorized attorney for enforcement purposes.

When the review is completed, we will notify each party of the review results. If either party disagrees with the results, a reconsideration may be requested.

If the new amount of support varies from the current amount by 10 percent or more, but not less than $25.00, upward or downward, we will refer the order to the county/authorized attorney for a possible modification. The difference must be based on financial circumstances that have lasted at least three months and are expected to last six more months.

If it is determined by the review that either party's financial circumstances have not lasted at least three months and cannot reasonably be expected to last for an additional six months, we may decide that a referral to the county/authorized attorney would not be appropriate at this time. You may ask us to review the order again after one year.

The court order will be reviewed for referral to the county/authorized attorney if the following criteria are met:

  • The order is for current support;
  • The order is an active Nebraska order;
  • The order is not a tribal order;
  • The order is not an order registered for income withholding only;
  • At least one party resides in Nebraska;
  • The courts of Nebraska have the legal authority to modify the support order;
  • The non-custodial party is not institutionalized;
  • The current order for support is at least three years old;
  • The order has not been reviewed by the Department in the last three years, unless there is a change in financial circumstances that has lasted for three months and expected to last for an additional six months;
    • If a previous review was conducted and was not referred for modification due to financial circumstances not meeting the above criteria, you must wait one year to request a review;
  • The youngest child in the order will not turn 19 within the next 12 months;
  • The location of all parties involved is known;
  • The request does not include a request to modify spousal support, custody or visitation; and
  • All requested information has been provided.

If you are unable to locate your last two years of tax returns, go to http://www.IRS.gov or call 1-800-829-1040 to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

If the Review and Modification Unit decides that a referral for modification is appropriate, we will forward the case to the county/authorized attorney for possible modification. The child support amount could go up, down, or remain the same. Please be advised that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Review and Modification Unit, can only consider the financial information available at the time of the review. There are certain factors that the Court may consider when computing your child support amount that could change the final child support order. For example, the Court may consider other children living with the non-custodial party when computing the child support amount. In addition, financial circumstances may change between the time of the review and the Court hearing that may increase or decrease the final amount of child support ordered.

A separate web application must be completed for each court case you want reviewed.

The Nebraska Child Support Guidelines are available on the internet at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/supreme-court-rules/chapter-4-children-families/article-2-child-support-guidelines You may also request a copy of the guidelines by calling our office at the telephone number listed below.

We will process the request as quickly as possible; however, the review and modification process may take as long as six months.

If you have any questions about the review and modification process, please contact the Review and Modification Unit at (402) 471-1400, or (in Nebraska) 1-800-831-4573.

REVIEW AND MODIFICATION
CHECK LIST

In order to process your request for Review and Modification, in addition to your completed application which you access by clicking on the "Continue" button below, the following information will be required:



















Submit documentation by:

Fax: (402) 742-8371

Mail: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

PO Box 94728

Lincoln NE 68509-4728

 
 
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