I support two other kids aside from the one I pay child support for how do I put them into consideration when asking for a modification? How to I know what to put where its says family code 4071
The forms ask you what other children you are legally obligated to support, the guidelines do take this into account. If it was ommitted before, then it needs to be reviewed again.
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All of the certified guideline calculators use in Superior Court [Dissomaster, CSE, SupportTax, etc] will automatically determine what the appropriate dollar hardship deduction should be when calculating your support for a child not in your home. In order to qualify as a hardship child, the child must be your natural or adopted child for whom you have the obligation to support from other marriages or relationships who reside with you. Thus, step kids or any other minor children who might live with you will not qualify as a hardship and (other then how they may impact your tax status) are not taken into consideration when calculating support. Also, different jurisdictions vary as to just how they treat hardship children when the other parent of the hardship child also resides in the home. You may wish to consult with local counsel or the local Family Law Facilitator to find out just what the practice is in the Courtroom you will be appearing in.
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