Child Support... Help!


#1

i currently pay child support for two children under order. however, i recently had another child with my wife and i have filed a motion to reduce my obligation. Since the initial order my Ex did not have a job so my obligation was higher. She has also moved out of the city we lived in while we were together, however she remained in-state. I feel she has a job now, however she will not admit to it. I feel that when we go to court for the new order, she will not say she has a job and makes money. if she does have a job how can i prove it to the courts? will they investigate? or will it just be my word versus hers?


#2

The court will not investigate, it is up to you to determine and prove your spouse’s employment. One way to determine if she is employed is to send her a request for production of documents seeking her bank statements and paystubs. If she does not comply you may subpoena her bank records directly. You may also want to consider hiring a private investigator to determine where she is employed, and then you may subpoena her paystubs from the employer directly.