When filling out a child support guidelines worksheet, can I file it at the court house with just my financial information?

Asked over 2 years ago - Oviedo, FL

I'm pro se and am filling out all necessary forms to modify child support between my ex and I. I am at the part where I fill out the child support guidelines worksheet and it is asking for financial information for both parties. I am unable to get this information from my ex. Can I still file it at the court house with just my information?

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  1. Brent Allan Rose

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . If you are past the time when your ex was supposed to file a financial affidavit, give you pay stubs, etc., then you can estimate your ex's income on the guidelines worksheet. Estimate really high and watch your ex suddenly file a financial affidavit and comply with mandatory disclosure.

    The contents of this answer should be considered friendly advice, not legal advice (I'm a pretty friendly guy),... more
  2. Marian Audrey Lindquist

    Contributor Level 17

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    Answered . You can't calculate the support without estimating the other party's income. I like Attorney Rose's strategy.

    The contents of this answer should be considered friendly advice, not legal advice and the answer should not be... more
  3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora

    Pro

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Estimate his income.

    You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and... more

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