You should make an application for a downward modification in Family Court. A Judge may take into consideration your plight and make a change in your child support payments if everything else you said is accurate.
Child support in based on Guideline. Unfortunately, the formula is based upon your average gross monthly income, the father's average gross monthly income and the percentage of time you each have the children. The only thing you can do is to consult with an attorney and see if the circumstances have changed in your respective incomes, such that your current child support obligation can be reduced. With regard to the arrearages, there is nothing much that can be done, except to try and get an order for different monthly payments toward the arrearages. However, they are accruing interest at the rate of 10% a year. If you have $60,000.00 in arrearages, the interest alone is $6,000.00 a year. Those arrearages only accrued because you did not pay the monthly support as ordered. Now, you have to pay at least $6,000.00 a year on the arrearages and your current support obligation, just so that they do not increase further.
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