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yana
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Child support modification when a new baby comes
      #762224 - 09/12/11 08:56 AM

My husband is divorced and we pay $1000 monthly child support. He makes $70 000, I make $12 500 for 1 year. His ex-wife has a not official business and claims that she doesn't work. She claims all the taxes for the kids. I have reasons to think that she doesn't need that much money in child support. She goes with the kids to Disney World, the to Chicago for 2 week vacations every year. She bought a $30 000 van. The kids are 8 and 10. They are spending with us every single weekend - Friday nights, Saturdays and she is always late to pick them up on Sundays - 8,9pm!!! We just had a baby and bought a house. The baby wasn't planed and we got the house because we were living in one bedroom apartment and with the 3 children that is impossible. Our mortgage is the same as the rent used to be, but still we need more money. What we can do?

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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: yana]
      #762226 - 09/12/11 09:25 AM

I am sorry but I do not see a change of circumstances that would necessitate the need to lower child support.

You were aware of the situation you were in yes?

Nothing has changed that I can see other than that maybe you need to earn more wages to support your growing family.

You should have considered that some states will not consider additional children like in your circumstance.

What are the laws in your state or most importantly, what are the laws in the state for the child support order?


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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: matart1]
      #762228 - 09/12/11 09:27 AM

The acronym "SOL" comes to mind ;)

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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: LexieBelle]
      #762230 - 09/12/11 09:32 AM

LOL - I know but I was trying not to be a snot in saying it.

The only reason my pregnancy continued was because I knew I was responsible financially for the child. I fully knew of the situation with which I was already living in. No blame would be placed on anything else.


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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: matart1]
      #762231 - 09/12/11 09:36 AM

If she isn't working then she doesn't file taxes and can't use the deductions. Something doesn't fit here.

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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: yana]
      #762233 - 09/12/11 09:42 AM

My first suggestion would be to find a better paying job for yourself. If not, how about a finding a cheaper place to live, or trying more frugal living? I don't know where you are at now as far as your choice of shopping or clothing or what you drive. Are there any corners you can cut?

Getting child support reduced because you have a baby later in life doesn't happen. It's just not an option in most states. The fact you take them on weekends and she takes them on vacations and drives a new van just isn't enough to request a modification. I'm sorry, you will need to find other ways to afford your new child other than taking from the child support.

You can remove things like cable, shop at consignment shops for clothing for the family and the new baby, use craigslist to get the furniture and things you need, you can clip coupons to save on groceries. If you have CVS and Walgreens you can reduce your spending on household items by about 60% by shopping sales and clipping coupons. You can also reduce your heat temp. or increase your air temp. to help with electric costs. You can try line drying clothes to reduce electric costs. How about becoming a one car family for a while?


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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: cpnebraska]
      #762234 - 09/12/11 09:42 AM

I think it's possible to get money back even if you don't "work"? If that makes sense?

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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: LexieBelle]
      #762236 - 09/12/11 10:00 AM

Really? Well, I'm going about this all wrong then! ;)

Nope, I couldn't do it I much prefer to have my own $ then depend on others for everything.

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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: yana]
      #762237 - 09/12/11 10:00 AM

What state are you in? I know that CA has a deduction for "subsequent children"- I really don't think it's a dramatic reduction, however. You can always run your state calculator and see.

Does your state taken into account parenting time into your calculations? Are you getting the correct amount of days added into the CS calculations?

Does your state take into account EACH parent's income? What does his CO have in regards to his X's income? Was it imputed?

I agree with others' advice- in MOST cases you will not have CS lowered due to subsequent children. You will need to see if you can pick up a PT job (maybe when your H is at home, so you don't need a babysitter) to get some extra $$ into your household.


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yana
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Re: Child support modification when a new baby comes [Re: cpnebraska]
      #762238 - 09/12/11 10:04 AM

I am not sure exactly what is the ex-wife claiming with the taxes. I went to work 6 weeks after having c-section and got a better job just a month after that. I can support myself and the baby, but I have no day off weekly or vacation or extra money for anything. My car didn't started today. Something is wrong in the picture. My husband
is not helping me at all.


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