child support help??

Jayme - posted on 02/03/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I was laid off recently after having my son. My husband supports us but I get hardly get any child support for m daughter from another marriage, so little that I can't put her in extra carricular activities that she would like to do. I use the little support I get to take her to and from his visits that happen twice a week. We are due back in court on the 28th and i haven't done this before and I was hoping for some input from someone who has. What should I bring? What are good points to make? Is my new husbands income taken into consideration? Just any help or input would be helpful!

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Virginia - posted on 04/17/2011

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Your husband's income does not matter. Texas Attorney General took care of everything for me. They did a great job, but my new husband's income had nothing to do with it.

April - posted on 03/30/2011

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You should maybe find out about having him pick her up and bring her home for his visits. Where I live the parent that has the visitations has the responsibility of picking up and bringing home. My ex was told in court that if he wanted to see his son then he would find a way to go get him and bring him home, even though he didn't have a license due to medical reasons. Right now my son's father is responsible for picking him up for visitation and I have to go get my son when the visitation is over. I agreed to this rather than him taking him both ways. Maybe that would help you out some. Why spend the child support money on him really?

Christina - posted on 02/27/2011

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Nope your new husband's income is not considered because it is not his financial responsibility. Just tell the judge you want the court ordered standard amount of child support with is 20%.

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Not sure where you are but child support should be based on the father's income not yours or your spouses. Depending on your state. Some have web sites you can get info on what they need to calculate CS. Good Luck. I know my ex retired from the military and when he did my CS dropped drastically. Hopeing he finds a job soon becuase what he gives me now is a drop in the bucket to take care of 3 kids. But do the best I can.

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