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2.0 Modification Of Child Support

If the original order was consistent with the guidelines or based on a rebuttal of the guidelines, the rule that a modification is appropriate upon a showing that there is " 'a discrepancy of [twenty percent] or more between an established order and a proposed new order calculated under [the] guidelines' . . . does not apply." Crowe v. Fong, 45 Mass. App. Ct. 673, 677 (1998), quoting from Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, introductory paragraph. Richard v. Mason, ---- Mass. App. Ct., 99-P-1871 (2002)