Q: Can the state still collect child support although the father has been paying me monthly and ive reported it?
I moved to indiana from cali. When i lived in cali, i had to apply for help as i had a min paying job and the father became the daycare as daycare was outrageously expensive. He did side jobs and gave me money. I reported this as well. We eventually worked out our differences and moved to indiana where he just got a notice to give info on his employment and wage info. Is there anything we can do? He did provide child care and paid what he could on weekend jobs?
Indiana does not allow retroactive changes to child support. However, you can explain to a court that payments were made to satisfy child support to eliminate arrearages.
You should probably get the child support re-calculated now that your financial and expense situations are different from your situation in California.
I would recommend finding a competent local family law attorney to help you with getting the baseline reset to the appropriate level for your current context.
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