I owe San Bernardino county CA. A large a mount of back child support this case is an old one from the 90s.
Anything I can do I've been paying , I would like the amount owed taken down.
If owed to the custodial parent, then you would have to reach an agreement with him or her; if owed to the State for welfare benefits, you might be able to negotiate with the Dept of Child Support Services through their COAP program.
In order to change the amount it going forward, you will have to file a motion with the child support agency and show your current income/ability to pay.
The arrears will have to be negotiated with the agency/party you owe.
Unfortunately the back child support you oh will continue to be old until paid OR the amount you owe will have to be negotiated down between yourself, the county, and the party it's owed to. Sometimes, depending on the amount that's owed and the interest that has been accrued, the county can act on its own accord and reduce the amount. They will never, in my humble opinion, reduce it to lower than the actual arrears owed; sometimes, and I do say sometimes, they will negotiate the interest depending upon the length of time in the amount of interest accrued.
I hope you're keeping track, through your own records, of the amount you been paying. That will be helpful in you attempting to reduce your total amount. The longer and more consistent that you been paying, the better chance you have of them allowing you some relief.
I hope this helps you.
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