Q: I owe over 14,000 in child support arrears and our kids are all over 19. Can i get it reduced or waived?
Most of the arrears that i owe is because i was out of work because i could not afford to work. The first couple of years that i paid child support my bring home checks after taxes and child support was deducted i only brought home $0.14 a week. Is there anything i can do?
A: A court cannot grant you relief from an arrearage in child support. It is very important to make sure you making at least some contribution to the debt so you are not held in contempt of court. If your wages are being garnished, there are limits to the amount that can be withheld by law. An attorney in your area who has experience with child support should be able to review the existing order to make sure the right amount is being withheld. The attorney may also be able to help you negotiate a different payment plan.
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