The kids' time is split 50/50 between both of us, but he makes at least 10 grand more than me. Can I get
a little more child support because he makes more? I only get $100 biweekly now. I asked for only $50 more and he refused. I am a single mom of three kids. He is living in a two income home with his girlfriend and makes more money than me. I don't want to go to court if its going to be pointless as I don't have the extra money. But if its possible for me to receive a little more, than I will.
It seems that you may be able to. There is a guidelines formula that is used. $100 biweekly seems very little. You should be able to increase that with little problem. You should hire counsel to assist you. He can run the numbers and give you a better idea as to what you can receive.
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I would say go for it. If you can't afford a private attorney and your case is in Delaware County, call the Office of Support Representation and they'll connect you with somebody. (Other counties have similar offices.) Here's the web page that explains everything: https://www.delcopa.gov/courts/domesticrelations/modifyingsupportorder.html
Child support is decided according to a formula. There is a Pennsylvania child support calculator online where you can see how much support would be paid, or you can meet with an attorney who can calculate it for you. Please note that sometimes you can get more than the calculated amount if there are any special needs. (I was once able to get extra child support in Delaware County for a very talented girl who was taking music lessons with a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra.) Good luck to you!
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