HomeChild SupportI been receiving child support from my child’s father since she was 2. She is now 7 and he wants to pay less.?
Posted in Child Support on 23rd April 2014

I been receiving child support from my child’s father since she was 2. She is now 7 and he wants to pay less.?
He’s been paying 511.00 monthly. Now, because I earn more money than he does he want to take me to court. Do you think I have a chance in keeping the 511.00 a month or will they lower it.

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Answer by Marina
what a low life *sigh* sorry you have to deal with this

Answer by ♥Bitchbitch™ #3 and counting….
Yes there is a chance. They go by both of your incomes. If yours has increased significantly, they may reduce his support payments.

I would hire a lawyer. The lawyer can help you find reasonable grounds to keep his support at the same amount (i.e. rising day care costs, rising cost of living, etc).

Answer by hopeful
I am not sure how your state does this type of thing but where I live they go by income of the parties involved. If you are making a considerable amount than he is then yes they will probably lower it. But say….if his job gives him more income and he takes a voluntary lay off for a week then no. I think the difference in pay has to be for at least six months but I am not for sure on it. I would contact child support recovery services in your area and talk to them ….they can tell you the specifics on it.

Answer by Truth Sets You Free
that is his right to do so by filing a modification for child support in family court. It will be determined by judge based on your incomes..per state laws..per guidelines..

Answer by sheloves_dablues
Support is based on HIS income, not yours.

Answer by OOO! I know! I know!
From what I understand, the courts have a formula they use, using both of your incomes. I’m not sure what else the formula takes into consideration but I would agree with getting an attorney or at least consulting one. It is really ultimately up to the courts to decide so it would be anyone’s guess what might happen. Who knows…it might even come back to bite him and increase, assuming his income didn’t decrease. Good luck!

Answer by Brandon
I hate how bitches are all about taking our money. you make more money than him but you still want him to pay you 500 a month? how is he supposed to support himself. and afford to do things with his child. i don’t know your exact situations or how much the father helps out but if i am paying 500 a month you better be providing everything that child needs even when they go to his house. when i get married i am getting a prenup that states the divorce terms. this way we are establishing them while we are happy and not angry at each other trying to take all you can.i want split custody and no child support. i will pay for everything the child needs but i am not paying for you to support your self and pay for your housing and bills. that is all these woman do.

Answer by His mommy
Google “child support calculator in __ state” and enter in your incomes to see what they might lower it to.

Answer by R.M.G!
Child Support payments are not ordered based on the custodial parent’s income(yours), but by the income of the non-custodial parent(him).
Unless he has had a severe reduction in pay, it is unlikely that there will be any change.
Laws do vary, from State to State. You may wish to ask a Family Law specialist in your local jurisdiction.

Answer by Karen H
Sure it’s possible, but if you are now the “bread winner” you should be able to claim your child on taxes. Usually it bounces back and forth every year. With us we each claimed 1 child since we had 2. But, now that I am the bread winner I get to claim both children.

You can also find a child support calculator for your state, plug in the numbers and see. Some states the change has to be more than a certain percentage in order to make the change, some say it has to be a permanent change, like if you make more money because because you took a part time job for the holidays and do not hope to keep that job then it is not a permanent change.

I would highly recommend studying child support laws for your state. It’s is excellent reading.

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