Child Support Change of Circumstances
by Mike from Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough County
I am making a lesser amount now than I was when I went to court the first time for child support but my ex-wife has been remarried for a year now.
Can I appeal my child support dues?
Support started two years ago, currently making around 350 a week and Paying 350 in child support a month. Now my ex wife is married for a year.
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
The fact that your ex wife has remarried is not a consideration for child support.
However, the fact that you are earning less money now than when the child support order was entered does make a difference.
Modifications of child support must be based on changed circumstances; and the change in circumstances can be any of the parties involved - you, your ex, or the child.
My suggestion is that you file a Supplemental Petition to Modify Child Support, Supreme Court approved Form, 12.905(b).
You can find that form and other pro se forms on the Florida Supreme Court's website at www.flcourts.org. Have a look at our Modify Child Support
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