There is usually no subjective element to the process of determining support payments. The math is the math. Further, the workers in the Domestic Relations office are civil servants with a function to ensure the appropriate financial support of children. You can, and should, contact them with any questions that you may have.
The support order can be appealed. However, the original finding will have been based on the information and numbers that were provided at the support conference. If you have no new information there likely will be no grounds to overturn it.
Be prepared, be informed and do your homework prior to the support conference.
In advance of the support conference contact the Domestic Relations Office and:
1) Clarify what you need.
2) Ask about the key factors that are included in the formula used to calculate support.
3) Ask what other factors may be involved in the calculation in your situation given your employment, living situations, relationship status, etc.
4) ask any other questions you may have.
The communication does not have to stop after the conference. Everyone’s situation is unique. You can contact the Domestic Relations office to provide updates that might affect your status as either a payer or payee.
If circumstances change either party may file for a change of support at any time. The domestic relations office will provide a list of records to bring that effect the factors that support the amount that will be determined.