I Cant Afford My Child Support Payments

by Lar
(Warren, Ohio, Trumbull)

I can't pay all the money due each month, my ex is now working and I don't believe she reported it to child support. with her working will that reduce my child support order? What do i do about getting it reviewed?

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Pay Something Even If It's Very Little
by: Child Support America Team Member

Hi Lar,

We strongly recommend that you at least pay something even if it's only $10 a month. It shows good faith if you have to go to court.

Also, you can request a child support modification once every three years. Are you currently employed?

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yes i am employed
by: Anonymous

yes i am employed i pay 100 to 200 dollars a month. and im only aloowed to see my kids every other weekend thats it they live a mile from my house. court says i have to get a lawyer. i cant afford a lawyer.

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by: Child Support America Team Member

You don't need a lawyer to request a child support modification, and you don't need a lawyer to go through the courts either. If you go through the courts it's best to have an attorney, but you don't necessarily need one.

You can file a motion yourself with the courts, but you should start off with a modification if your income is the same or less then when the current order was started.

If you do ever need legal help, check out our VIP membership program to your left.

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stressed out
by: Anonymous

I live in Florida. I had custody and lost it due to inability to afford a house so since my ex had one my son is w him. Now my ex is getting me for child support I cant afford when for yrs I neve persuded support and pd for Rx med bills and general everyday expenses for him and never asked for help. Cant afford a lawyer and now he has suspended my license and put a warrent out for me I cant afford a lawyer "what do I do.!!

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