Salt Lake City, UT asked in Family Law for Utah

Q: A non court ordered agreement of $900 a month for two kids. How do I go about changing that if she is not willing to

We have a non court order agreement of $900 a month for me the father to pay. Now the kids are old enough to stay home alone so they don't go to day care anymore and she makes about $700 more a month then I do. How should I go about changing that if she is not willing to and I think it is to much now days.

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Lane Wood
Lane Wood
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  • St. George, UT
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A: Generally in a court order, child support and child care costs are 2 different things. Typically the court will order a monthly support amount and also include an order that you split all work related child care costs. It sounds like you agreed to a different arrangement where you made a monthly all inclusive payment.

As you indicated that the agreement is not a court order, I am also going to assume that there is no court order setting forth your parent-time schedule. The best way to address this would be to seek a court order setting forth both your time with the children and an appropriate child support order.

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