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Q: Can my boyfriends child support be lowered since he now has had a second child?

He pays over a thousand dollars a month for his ten year old son from a previous marriage, but we just had a daughter together. Can it be lowered?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 28, 2021

Child support calculations do not account for subsequent children had, but it might be wise for him nonetheless to seek a modification of his child support order since that sounds like a high child support amount for one child.

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Q: if my ex continued to get child support(taken out of my paycheck) even though kids live with me. she have to pay it bac

We had a hearing with state of mo this morning(over phone). just wondering what my chances are of getting some of money back are or if I will need lawyer?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 28, 2021

I would recommend getting a lawyer. You would have a good case for reimbursement or abatement of your child support obligations since your payments are voluntary. At a minimum, it would be credit toward future child support payments.

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Q: My now 20 year old has moved in and out the last few years and I am still getting child support

She broke her pelvis at 17, it made school hard to finish and she did homebound school. Until I woke up one day and she left. She has been back and forth. I have 2 other kids on the order, and I had read it wouldn't change the amount and we even went through modification and he did not object... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 28, 2021

You likely won't get in trouble for the time that she was gone if the non-custodial parent was making voluntary payments. I would need to know the ages of the other two children to determine whether father's attempt to terminate support is valid. I would recommend getting an attorney to... Read more »

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Q: Is it okIf a non custodial parent has proof for them to pay other parent directly owed child support and they reject it?

I have emails, mail sent to me from modification of me having to pay child support was dropped but they told me i had to pay him directly what i owe and he's sent back almost every payment, stating he can't accept it unless it's coming to me from the state not myself. I have kept all... Read more »

Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson answered on Mar 16, 2020

You should make the payments to the State Disbursement Unit. You then have proof of the payments and do not create Extra, unnecessary issues.

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