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"Spring Cleaning" Issue #009

Table of Contents for this issue:

  • How do you apply for a modification? We are here to answer all of your questions.
  • Have you signed up for our V.I.P. Membership yet? What are you waiting for?
  • Child Support News! What celebrity or athlete is in the news for child support issues....... You won't believe it!
  • We will celebrate Spring with a Spring Cleaning Contest that will have you cleaning out your closets!

Child Support Modifications

There are many things to consider when filing for child support modifications. You should start by checking your particular state for various guidelines. For example: In Ohio an obligor or obligee can apply for a modification every 36 months. One of the things you can do is to try to resolve the issue before involving child support or the courts.

This approach is a long shot but it’s worth a try. There are both positive and negative sides when trying to modify your current child support order. Below are some examples to help you make a good decision. So let’s look at the good, the bad and the ugly of child support modifications.

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The Positive Sides of Modifications for the obligor

The obligor is the person that pays child support.

  1. You can request to modify an order if there is a change in employment. There must be a decrease in pay in order for the child support to be lowered.
  2. You can request to modify an order if there is a change in your dependent status. A dependent change normally means having more children. This can also lower your child support payments.

The Negative Sides of Modifications for the obligor

  1. You will have to expose your employment, income and other assets to child support and maybe the courts.
  2. You are taking a risk of being ordered to pay higher monthly child support payments.

The Positive Sides of Modifications for the obligee

The obligee is the person that receives child support.

  1. You can request to modify an order if there is a change in employment or income situation.
  2. You can request to modify an order if you know that there has been a significant change in the other party’s income. This means their salary has increased.

The Negative Sides of Modifications for the obligee

  1. You will have to expose your employment, income and other assets to child support and maybe the courts.
  2. You are taking a risk of being ordered to receive lower child support payments.

We here at Child Support America recommend the following:

See if you can meet with the other party and express your concerns. We do understand that you may not be the best of friends. Grab some coffee, relax and discuss this issue. If you have a good reason and would like more child support then let the other party know. Also if you have a good reason and feel your order should be lowered the same rules apply.

Try to agree on a specific and fair amount. Its better that the both of you agree rather then allowing the courts to make their ruling. Also don’t apply for child support modifications just for spite. Many people do this but here’s a quick warning. Taking this approach can backfire right before your very eyes.

You may not fully know or understand what the other party’s true situation is. This can throw a huge monkey wrench in your devious plan. Example: You may think that the other party is still receiving a big salary when in fact they were just let go from the job. Since you unjustly filed for a modification you may be awarded a lower amount of child support because the employment situation has changed. Ouchhh!

So evaluate the situation before you make the decision to lower your child support order. Be informed and know the facts when requesting child support modifications. Take this information seriously. Your choice can positively or negatively affect you for years to come.

V.I.P. Memberships!

Fight back and get the child support help you deserve. Do you need some extra child support and visitation help with your situation? Are you tired of getting the run around from your case worker and other child support administration? If so, get your $5 VIP membership while they last! We are now offering a limited number of low cost memberships to individuals like you. With a VIP membership you will become a client of Child Support America.com. As our client you will receive various benefits and services not available to our regular visitors.

Why are we offering these VIP memberships? These memberships are being offered due to our website growth, and the number of stories we receive from individuals who really need help. Each Child Support America Team Member makes a great effort to help each person who needs assistance. But due to limited staff, it can take awhile to respond to each request. As a VIP member your situation will take Top Priority over our NON-VIP visitors.


Your CSA VIP membership will entitle you to receive the following benefits plus more:

  1. Phone calls with CSA Staff to help with your child support & visitation issues.
  2. Unlimited email consultations concerning your child support circumstances.
  3. Access to our low cost legal plan when you need child support help and legal advice.
  4. Open on Saturdays for weekend assistance and help.
  5. Free and discounted CSA products, services & more.

Also don’t wait until you have a child support problem to purchase your VIP membership. Look at it like an insurance card. You don’t get sick everyday but an insurance card is good to have when you need it. The same goes with our child support memberships. You may not need help today, but eventually you will. So get your VIP pass today while they are still available and cheap!

Only VIP members will have access to our Child Support America “Hotline" phone service This will enable you to speak directly with a CSA staff member concerning your child support needs. As a VIP member you will also have access to our private email address that is not offered to non-members. You will then be able to email us anytime 24 hours a day concerning your membership or child support circumstance.

Most people don’t realize that child support is a legal situation. Certain individuals can even go to jail surrounding this issue. We realized that most people who need child support help cannot afford an attorney. That's why Child Support America.com invested in a low cost legal service to provide to our VIP members. You must realize that child support and the legal system will not take your situation seriously without legal counsel of some sort. It’s not fair, but its how the system works. If you cannot afford thousands of dollars in attorney fees our legal plan is for you.

Don’t go up against the child support system alone. The system doesn’t play around and neither should you. You have to fight back or you will stay stuck in your battle with child support and the courts. You can also use our legal plan for any other situation outside of child support as well. Trust us, the plan is priceless.

One Time Membership Fee:

Since our program is new we are offering a limited number of six month VIP Memberships for only $5. Also the $5 is a onetime fee. Please understand this price is only an introductory special and will end soon. We cannot keep our membership price this low for long, so purchase one today to avoid paying a “much higher” price later.

Two Forms of Payment:

You can pay safely and securely using PayPal by clicking the payment icon below. As soon as your payment is received we will email you your VIP membership login information with 24 hours. Although online payment is preferred you can also pay by money order. For mailing instructions please contact us by using the form below. Be sure that both your email address and phone number are correct, and we will email you the address and instructions.

"We look forward to providing you with some extra child support help and having you as a client soon". Purchase Your VIP Membership Today!


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In The News................

Jon Gosselin: "I Never Asked for Custody"

Jon Gosselin is lashing out at the lawyer he just fired .... claiming the attorney filed legal papers asking for primary custody without Jon's permission.

Gosselin tells TMZ, "I never wanted primary custody, he [attorney Anthony List] filed for that. I only wanted a more flexible custody schedule so I could be with my kids."

But List tells TMZ, "Jon signed off on everything."

Jon, who is pissed that List spoke with the media, insists he wants to pay child support, adding, "I just can't afford the $22,000 a month right now. That is why I'm trying to find a job."

As for what type of job ... Jon says, "I would like a job in some aspect of TV, probably as a host."

Our Spring Cleaning Contest!

Clean out your closets! We want you to share your stories with us here at CSA, because we care! We are here to listen and help. Remember that every shared story is a live page on our site for others to read. So clean out your situation by sharing, and you may just be helping someone out! We will honor the best "Spring Cleaning" entry with a prize! Our readers can learn from you! For the BEST Child Support "Spring Cleaning" situation we hear, that winner will receive a FREE e-bay e-book AND a V.I.P. Membership to Child Support America. Over the past month we have really heard you and realize the need. So you can tell us all about your current situation and possibly win! How great is that! So start cleaning out your closets.

So Clean Your Closet Here!

Our June 2010 E-zine will feature:

  • Are you having visitation issues? Summer vacation is just around the corner. We can help you understand your rights.
  • Child Support news! What celebrity or athlete is in the news for child support issues.......
  • Our June contest you will love to enter.

Thanks For Reading, and See You Next month!


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