My ex and I recently moved to alternating weeks with our child. Which means I have her half the year. Courts awarded her full custody but we have written and verbal parent arrangements for new situation. Am i able to request for child support to stop?
YES, you still owe ALL child support UNTIL you start the process of getting it changed. I suggest you first meet with a local attorney to have the child support calculation done. If it looks like your support will decreaces THEN file for a review.
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you need to modify the support order to reflect your new agreement. Otherwise, you likely will get stuck with support.
Your child support obligation is based on the court order (usually the Judgment) currently in place. An informal (non-court ordered) agreement between you and your ex does not modify the order currently in place. So, you need to change the court order to change the child support obligation. If you meet certain criteria you may be able to get a review from Oregon Child Support Program. It may be a contested proceeding if you and your ex do not agree on the support amount. Otherwise, you will need to file a petition for modification and ask the court to make the changes. Your written and verbal agreements can be helpful in demonstrating the actual parenting time you share with your ex and that it is acceptable to your ex. Your child support obligation is based upon parenting time and relative income, so you want to check to see what the child support calculation would likely be before you start a modification proceeding.
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