I am paying a little over $1,550 in child and spousal support for my 2 children from a previous marriage. I am now remarried with 2 step children and a brand new 48 day old baby. I have heard that there is a hardship clause that could make my child support go down a little bit. I do claim my stepkids as a tax deduction, and the new baby is mine by blood. I cannot afford to keep paying what I am, and try to support my family. What can I do? I am barely able to make ends meet. I can't even pay the full child and spousal support each month. I am always behind. What are my options? I have a lawyer for this, but they are telling me that I might not win this case. I am wanting more opinions and options.
You have an up hill battle. You can get a 1/2 hardship deduction for your biological child. The step children should be getting support from their bio dad. Child Support Services is strict about this. You attorney is probably giving you very good advice.
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