Will the custodial parent still have an income imputed if she is receiving food stamps? I just filed for child support modification because I pay $245 for child care for 7 year old twins and she is a single sahm with no job. She bought the twins 2 dogs for xmas and she is willing to live in poverty and on food stamps rather than work. She gave me a paper to fill out stating that I pay her $1360 pr mth and turn in to the food stamp agency, how will this effect my modification? Will the courts show any mercy on me for paying for childcare that has never been used over the past 4 years?