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Despite having full custody of my daughter I’m still being forced to pay child support.

Q) Hi I’m wondering if anyone can help me. I’ve had sole custody of my daughter for almost two years now I was in arrears for 3 years. Despite having full custody of my daughter I’m still being forced to pay child support. How do I make them stop?

A) If you now have sole custody of your daughter you may need to seek legal counsel and perhaps court representation in seeking to end your child support payment requirement. As child support payments are generally based on the plan for physical custody. Child support is calculated based on the amount of time (measured in the number of overnight stays) that each parent has with the child each year, and each parent’s income. A parent who has 51% or more of each year with the child receives support; the parent who has less pays support. If two parents have exactly equal parenting time, then the parent who earns more money may pay support anyway.




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  1. You will need to provide evidence of your reduction of income in order for the judge to modify your child support obligation. The best evidence is the most recent tax returns and recent pay stubs. After the court orders a specific child support amount, it is often the case that one parent may seek to modify the child support agreement. However, a parent seeking child support modification will need to prove a change of circumstances.

    Steps To ask for a court hearing to change your existing child support order:

    Fill out your court forms.
    Have your forms reviewed.
    Make at least 2 copies of all your forms.
    File your forms with the court clerk.
    Get your court date.
    Serve your papers on the other parent (and the LCSA if involved)
    File your proof of service.

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