How do i reduce my child support

Asked over 1 year ago - Hollister, MO

I have not had any contact with my child nor have i been given the oppurtunity for over 10 years, she is remarried and i am now expecting a new child with my current gf/ future wife. I also am making signifigantly less than i have been in the past few years.

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  1. C. Curran Coulter


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    Answered . As Mr. Tolin said, you will change child support through a motion to modify. It can be complicated, so I too suggest contacting an attorney. Preferably one with family law experience.

    Unfortunately, the new child will not be grounds for a change, nor her remarrying.

    However, the decrease in income will likely satisfy the standards required for a modification. You may also want to establish visitation/custody of your children when you go back to modify. Having more time with the kids will reduce the child support as well. Time with the kids is one of the factors considered on the form 14 (the form used to calculate child support).

    Good luck!

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  2. Josh P Tolin

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    Answered . Hire an attorney to file a motion to modify. it has to be base on a substantial change in circumstances, and if you are not making a lot less money, you have a right to seek a modification.You will need an attorney.

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