me and my sons have settled our differences and would like to amend our child support order? the current obligation is a bit excessive and we've finally come to the conclusion that our childs best interest is better handled when we are on the same page. we have agreed on a set amount thats a little bit more reasonable for the both of us. but how do we go about getting the new one set in the courts records.?
You need to file a modification of child support action. If you are both in agreement you can file an agreement modifying the child support amount. You should hire an attorney to help you get this modified.
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You would want to get a lawyer and file a petition to modify. Note that a court does not have to accept an agreement and will still, after considering the state guidelines, determine if your change is reasonable. A lawyer is more likely to be able to explain your reasons for a change in a way that will get a judge to approve the agreement.
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If you are in agreement with the mother, you can have an attorney draft the modification and submit the "stipulated agreement" to the court. A judge will sign it and it will become an order of the court. There is very specific language that is required, so don't use a paralegal...go to an attorney.
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