Cs modification question


#1

My x’s new spouse might receive a very large sum of money and be much more wealthy than me. Due to my x’s very low income, and my moderate income, my x pays VERY LOW CHILD SUPPORT and hardly any medical expenses. I pay absouletly everything even though I am financially hurting myself & I am the Primary Custodian. Would this be a means to modify support, and what would be the timeframe from receiving the large sum of money? Would a judge consider this in our equation? Secondly, if my x were to get a higher paying job, would it increase since we are in an agreement? How does that work & do I need a CS caseworker assigned?
Thank you


#2

Your ex’s new spouse’s income has no bearing on your child support award. If your child support award is simply based on an agreement, you can initiate a new child support action. After you obtain a child support order, you always have the ability to to modify the existing child support order, upon a showing of substantial change in circumstances (ie, if your ex got a higher paying job). To learn more about that process check out our article:how to modify child support