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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. Your child support payments can be changed only by a court’s modification order. The modification process can increase or decrease payments. The ways you can lower child support payments will vary by circumstance. You will need to convince a court that the financial situation of one or both of the parents has changed substantially generally. To lower your payments, you will need to file a motion in court to modify your child support payments. Most courts have pre-printed “fill in the blank” motion forms You will need to file this motion in the court that issued the initial child support order.

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