Is My Husband Or Boyfriend Is Paying Too Much Child Support?
Picture this, you meet Mister Right and he was in a previous relationship, had a child and is now paying child support. You and Mr Right are now married and you have a family and his paychecks are getting smaller and smaller due the child support and taxes that come out his check AND on top of that, the Mom of the child is now remarried and doing very well since her hubby is well to do. What do you do? Well, the last thing you want to do is not pay support that will just get you in more trouble. The best thing you can do for yourself is to request a modification so the support can be re-evaluated. To do a modification, you should have complete records of all payments, documentation of your living expenses and other outstanding bills you have. The courts will review this and decide what the new amount to be paid is. Child support is for the child and the courts are generally fair in determining what can be paid, especially if you are making an attempt to pay.
On the other side of the coin, if the “NCP” (non custodial parent) is not paying support and the amount is growing in principle and interest, requesting a modification is not the best idea. You may want to consider getting a judgment for the amount currently owed. This would be a great tool down the road for future efforts to collecting child support. Modifying a case where payments are not being made may not have the results you what. Child support debt can be documented on a credit report so if the balance is getting high and there is no payment in site, talk to the county about the steps to have the child support debt reported to the 3 credit bureaus.
If all else fails, look at hiring a private child support collection agency. Make sure they charge no upfront fees and are only paid out of amounts collected. Also, check their BBB rating.