Child support


#1

Logan: If you have a separation agreement, this should be addressed in the agreement. The child support payment should include the costs of the children’s clothing. It is possible you could get the amount of child support your are currently paying changed based on a change of circumstances. You may want to look into this. Good Luck!

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Originally posted by loganb58
my ex and i have joint custody of our 3 children---he recetnly sent this month's child support with a letter saying that since i could not give him an answer on how much i could contribute each month towrads a clothing allowance for each of them, that he had deducted an amount from my monthly child support-----is this legal? by the way, he is a bankruptcy trustee---i know i probably need to seek legal advice, but i am trying to file chapter 7 for the joint credit card debt that i owe----our financial agreement that was decided in our divorce decree is not representative of what my current financial situation is---not to mention that his is not either---his has gotten quite a bit better due to an inheritance-----i recieve no alimony, nor do i want any----but his interpretation of joint custody is that we are both jointly responsible for the expenses of the kids (they are teenagers) ---the problem is that i cannot afford to pay as much for their clothes, necessities as he can. i could go on, but you have probably heard it all before-----loganb58

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#2

Although this is not legal advice, your child support agreement should state the amount owed each period and perhaps other financial agreements. If you make other financial agreements on your own they are not legally binding. I do not believe your spouse can withhold child support because you have not reached other, non-binding agreements. If this continues to be an issue or major financial burden, an hour or two with a good attorney may be worth the expense.


#3

Although this is not legal advice, your child support agreement should state the amount owed each period and perhaps other financial agreements. If you make other financial agreements on your own they are not legally binding. I do not believe your spouse can withhold child support because you have not reached other, non-binding agreements. If this continues to be an issue or major financial burden, an hour or two with a good attorney may be worth the expense.


#4

my ex and i have joint custody of our 3 children—he recetnly sent this month’s child support with a letter saying that since i could not give him an answer on how much i could contribute each month towrads a clothing allowance for each of them, that he had deducted an amount from my monthly child support-----is this legal? by the way, he is a bankruptcy trustee—i know i probably need to seek legal advice, but i am trying to file chapter 7 for the joint credit card debt that i owe----our financial agreement that was decided in our divorce decree is not representative of what my current financial situation is—not to mention that his is not either—his has gotten quite a bit better due to an inheritance-----i recieve no alimony, nor do i want any----but his interpretation of joint custody is that we are both jointly responsible for the expenses of the kids (they are teenagers) —the problem is that i cannot afford to pay as much for their clothes, necessities as he can. i could go on, but you have probably heard it all before-----loganb58