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      09/05/05 01:03 PM

How do I file a motion to have child support recalculated? If and when I do this, can I also modify the parenting plan to make it more specific about what the ex pays? I suppose I have to pay a lawyer to do this for me?

It has been three years since we divorced. At the time, he was ordered to pay $750/month for the two kids. However, I agreed to lower that support to $500/month until the business debt he agreed to take was paid off (or 4 years, whichever came first). The scum filed bankruptcy and all the business debt came to me, which my mother used her retirement to pay off as she was a co-signer. He ended up with NONE of the marital debt.

Fast forward three years... he still only pays me the $500/month. It is also not very clear in our parenting plan that he pays 1/2 of afterschool costs, extracurricular activites, summer care, etc... I am at his mercy on whether he pays it or not. Last year was the first time he helped me with 1/2 of these costs. He also doesn't take them the week in the summer/winter that the plan states he needs to do.

My questions I guess are can I make all this more specific in a change to the original plan? I don't want to have to go back to court but he is not going to work with me to come up with something we can both live with unless I take him back through the court system. If I file this year, what year of income will they look at as using for recalculation?

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* Child Support Re-evaluated... rocketgirl 09/05/05 01:03 PM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... nailedbyOC   09/08/05 08:26 PM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... rocketgirl   09/08/05 08:34 PM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... almostheaven   09/05/05 01:50 PM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... rocketgirl   09/05/05 02:44 PM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... almostheaven   09/06/05 11:50 AM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... rocketgirl   09/06/05 06:01 PM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... Miranda   09/06/05 06:04 PM
. * * He would still be in contempt of the family CO... almostheaven   09/06/05 08:08 PM
. * * Re: He would still be in contempt of the family CO... Miranda   09/06/05 08:28 PM
. * * Re: Child Support Re-evaluated... rocketgirl   09/06/05 06:21 PM

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