Albuquerque, NM asked in Family Law for New Mexico

Q: How do I stop perusing child support? We have came to an agreement on the issue, it hasnt gone to court. Thanks Jennifer

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Gary William Boyle

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  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: You should get the Court's approval before you change child support payments. If you agree on the new child support amount, you can submit a stipulated order to the Court. You will both need to sign the stipulated order and the order should provide for the new child support amount and should provide the Court with the facts that the Court would require to determine child support. That would include both parties' incomes and the amount of any of the child's special expenses that are authorized for consideration in the child support worksheets. It would also be best to include a child support worksheet. If the amount on which you have agreed is the same amount that appears on the worksheet, you should say so in the stipulated order. If the amounts are not the same, you should include a good reason for the difference between the worksheet and the amount on which you have agreed.

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