Child support question


#1

Child support can be requested at any time regardless of if it’s before or after a divorce. They are separate issues. I would go NOW and run the calculator based on the living arragements you have now.
He can’t incorporate any type of child support or custody arrangement unless you sign an agreement. If you have already signed an agreement concerning custody, then consult a lawyer to make sure it’s what you’re understanding.

You really need to consult a lawyer to make sure you understand everything.


#2

The child support action is separate from the divorce action, you can agree to child support at any time. A new action for child support will need to be filed.

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#3

Hello, STBX has filed for divorce. He did it himself by going to the court house & getting the papers, however, I believe he will have to pay me child support due to the difference in income.(I used the calculator online to get an estimate). He THINKS we are going to split the costs of both children 50/50 since we split custody in that way but it is unfair since he makes more $, almost twice what I make. When I get the papers, should I go straight to an attorney & can there be an addendum to the current papers or will ALL NEW papers need to be done & can we do them ourselves (assuming he will agree to the amount)? Thanks so much!