I would imagine that you can. The issue here is whether the agreement is a court ordered agreement or part of a divorce or paternity decree.
Now if there is no divorce or paternity action and there is merely a naked agreement, then you would file for the whole shebang.
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If one parent earns more than the other it is possible for the parent with the lower income to obtain child support. You can look at possible child support numbers on several websites where they have a support calculator program. It would be a good idea to consult with a custody attorney in your jurisdiction who can run the numbers for you in advance prior to filing for child support and who can answer your specific questions based upon your current situation
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If you have at least 50/50 custody... i.e. more than 50 % of the overnights each year, and you earn less than the other parent, you will likely be able to file for support from the other parent. Be aware that if the other parent pays all of the daycare, for all of the sports, extracurriculars, medical insurance, etc., the other parent will be entitled to a credit and contribution from you for those items. Good luck to you.
If one Parent has Physical custody for more than 50 percent of the time, that parent may be entitled to child support.
Yes, you can file. The amount of support that is ordered will depend on the circumstances and application of the support guidelines.
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