We just had court 5 months ago and we had originally agreed to an amount but were told by child support office that with the involvement of government assistance, no agreements could be made, and the support is between me and the state. My daughter's mother was originally ordered to pay me $20 but I agreed to pay her $50, the highest amount she would ever see on aide. She just told me she's off aide and asked if she needs to notify the office or return to court and I told her no unless she wants to start paying me. I don't really want to return, but I know she was kicked off aide so this is the only reason she's trying to get more child support. She was given a hardship deduction this last time and besides having a child who was 1 at the time, now 2, I don't see any other reason she should receive that deduction. Her wages on child support were based on a minimum wage job and I reminded her that the courts see her as a person capable of working. Especially since during the first child support order she was working a minimum wage job. Could I ask the courts not to add the hardship deduction if she returns to child support? That would make all the difference.
You can ask...but she really should get credit for it if she is raising another child and not receiving any support for that child; the court doesn't need 'another' reason. I guess what you're saying is that got 'kicked' off aid and now isn't working. You can ask the court to again impute her with 'minimum wage' unless she has the ability and/or skills to earn more; however, proving a higher amount is difficult: you have to show she has the desire, the ability, AND that there are jobs available to her.
Yes. You may request removal of hardship deduction.
Yes. If other parent has received public assistance, the agency(s0 which provided assistance have lien on CS payments and must be included in any action to alter CS obligation that may affect their rights to reimbursement
You must return to court to obtain orders amend CS obligations.
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