Back in Sept. 2015 my ex-wife took me to court seeking a child support modification. We have one daughter together and joint custody. My daughter visits me every other weekend. From Sept 2015 to April 2016 we were in family court. Unfortunately, I was not able to afford a lawyer and represented myself. In the end, the child support went up to $378 weekly. This amount includes the arrears that were charged from when she had taken me to court and the new modified child support which is now $252. On top of the child support amount, tuition had been included to pay in the amount of $200 each month. I now cannot afford to pay the tuition on top of the weekly $378 and I am behind my bills. My driver's license has been suspended since May 2016 because of the amount that has accrued which is now $5,236. I am an iron worker which means my job changes a lot so my income varies. I am doing my best to pay off what I owe but the amount does not go down. I constantly worry about being taken back to court. I love my daughter and want the best for her.
Never hurts to try. Show that your income has decreased by 15% or some other change in circumstance that is beyond your control.
It sounds like you have no choice but to go back to court. Has your salary/income changed? The amount due on the arrears will continue to increase because of interest.
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