Our First Issue!


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Our First Issue! Issue 001

Table of Contents for this issue:

  • Are you in need of a modification of your Child Support? Have your circumstances changed and you need your payment amount changed? We will give you some information and suggestions on what you may be able to do.
  • Do you need a Child Support calculator? We have found a great site to pass along. You can find your state and calculate an amount.
  • Child Support news! What celebrity or athlete is in the news for child support issues....... This month Boxer Demetrius Hopkins learn more!
  • Our July 2009 Contest is announced!




Do you need a Child Support Modification?

We are going to give you the positives and Negatives of this process.

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 your decision. 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.


Do you need a Child Support Calculator?

Here at Child Support America we will pass along great information that we find. We came across a great site that will help you calculate an amount. You can find your state and calculate accordingly.

Child Support Calculator


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




Boxer Demetrius Hopkins Arrested for Child Support

As he was en route to the Versailles room to scale in for his undercard bout against Hector Munoz, former junior welterweight challenger Demetrius Hopkins was grabbed by police, who arrested him on an outstanding warrant charging back child support.

Hopkins (28-1-1) was cuffed on the spot and led away in irons to the local hoosegow. The New Jersey Commission, holding out hope that he might make bail, extended the grace period until 6:30 last night, but the boxer failed to weigh in for what would have been his first ring outing since dropping a split decision to Kendall Holt last December.

A Top Rank source said that he had been told Hopkins owed in excess of $28,090 in back child support. He was scheduled to earn $25,000 for fighting Munoz (19-2-1), a Danny Romero-trained boxer from Albuquerque.

If this isn't just about the craziest thing you have ever heard of, I don't know what to say. This may would have been able to be earned, in this one fight, enough to completely pay what they claim he owes, but that made that impossible, since he was in jail.

Thanks to Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights for this information from their site.


Our July contest is here!

Who Has The best Child Support Slogan?

We are developing Child Support America t-shirts, hats and other merchandise. The best slogans will win free apparel during our grand opening sale.

Example of slogans: Child Support Sucks! or Real Men Pay Child Support

Enter Your Slogan today!!! Winners will be announced in next month's e-zine.

Thank you for joining us! Pass along our newsletter to a friend and we will see you next month.

Our August 2009 e-zine will feature:

  • Are you having visitation issues? Child Support America will give you some important information. Know your rights!
  • We will pass along another great site where you can chat with a LIVE attorney online. You can ask any questions about custody and child support.
  • Child Support news! What celebrity or athlete is in the news for child support issues.......
  • Our August contest will be announced and our July winners revealed!

See You Next month!

CSA TEAM :)



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