My ex and I do not have child support written into our parenting plan. I'm looking into a minor modification to our plan which I know will upset him, and I'm afraid he'll withhold support if I do it. He currently pays me $450 per month. If I request for child support during the modification, can it be a set agreed upon amount, or is a calculator always used to decide the amount? Will my husbands income have any effect on what he would owe each month?
He also decided to move out of the country, will I be responsible for any of the transportation fees for when he has her? She currently resides with me the majority of the time and is noted in the parenting plan.
You should review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.
Unless the combined incomes of the parents are very low, the standard child support calculation likely is more than $450.
"I'm afraid he'll withhold support". If he does not pay court-ordered child support, he can end up in jail. If he is working, the child support should be taken directly out of his paycheck.
If you are modifying the parenting, this opens up the opportunity to revisit the child support. Sometimes if your new husband's wealth is extraordinary, the court can include this in deciding the new child support. It's discretionary. Parent's can agree to a child support amount. and deviate off the child support worksheet. The court's want to see that there is adequate funds in both homes for raising the child. Sometimes the court will charge the moving party the full new transportation costs or apply the percentage share per the worksheet. Example, he pays for two trips and one mother pays for two trips when they both have homes of equal income.
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