I believe that I am paying too much in child support, in regards to what I make and what my co-parent makes. Can this be reevaluated, as my co-parent makes more than I do?
Let me begin by stating that I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state, but I can provide you with general tips in child support.
Here in Ohio, we use a worksheet that determines the amount of child support that a parent is ordered to pay. If there is a change in income of either party, then that may be grounds to adjust the child support payment.
I would need to know more about the particulars of your situation to give you more specific advice, such as; do you know if the agreed amount was a deviation from a standard child support amount? How old is your child? Has your or the co-parent’s income changed since the agreement? Do you pay spousal support, or child support to any other children?
To get a more complete answer to your question, I encourage you to discuss your situation more for fully with a Cordell & Cordell attorney in your state who will be able to analyze your specific situation and give specific advice.
Dan Pearce is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell Planning Partners. He has written countless pieces on MensDivorce.com, detailing the plight of men and fathers going through the divorce experience, as well as the issues seniors and their families experience throughout the estate planning journey on ElderCareLaw.com. Mr. Pearce has managed websites and helped create content, such as the Men’s Divorce Newsletter and the YouTube series, “Men’s Divorce Countdown.” He also has been a contributor on both the Men’s Divorce Podcast and ElderTalk with TuckerAllen.
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