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#605926 - 02/02/10 08:50 PM Parenting Time Question
justamom123 Offline

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Registered: 02/02/10
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I know that the new CS guidelines can be adjusted for a NCP whom has the children more then 1/3 of the time...Does anyone know if the NCP is unwilling to take the children 1/3 of the time if the CP can get child support increased?
My children see their father for two 24 hour periods a month which is ALL he is willing to take them...Is it possible I could have my CS increased to reflect the difference of time he should be parenting them???

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#605927 - 02/03/10 07:14 PM Re: Parenting Time Question [Re: justamom123]
Atlas Offline

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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 80
Did you figure out CS by using the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, with you as the custodial parent and him as the non-custodial parent?

([censored].mass.gov/courts/childsupport/worksheet-child-support-guidelines.pdf)

If so, that's the maximum amount of support you will receive even if he never sees the children (unless your income disparity changes more than 20% from the original filing values).

Now, if you filled out two worksheets, one with each of you as the custodial parent and took the difference -- which is what you'd do if you had 50/50 joint physical custody -- then yes, you'd have a legitimate claim for a support order modification. But otherwise? I'd say no.

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