Phoenix, AZ asked in Child Support and Family Law for Arizona

Q: Can I get my child support order monthly payment lowered now that I have another child who also has special needs?

I’m barely scraping by living paycheck to paycheck because of how much I pay the mother of my daughter. I just want my monthly payments lowered and more time with my daughter. Is this possible?

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Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Potentially yes. We would not know for sure without running a child support worksheet. But if you have another biological or adopted child for which you are legally responsible, you get a credit for that on the worksheet and that should lower your child support. However, other factors may cause it to be raised. You should consult with an attorney to see if modifying benefits you.

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