Attorneys give information and options, but the clients always have to make the choices. The first thing for you to do is to go to the child support calculator on our website and see exactly what the obligation would be, since so many of the factors has changed. Here are the remaining options:
Ask him to pay the $70.00 extra a month. He may say yes, and pay you the extra funds. He may say no, since he may already be paying more child support than he can currently afford and more than the child support guidelines mandate. If you ask him, it may move him to request a modification of his child support obligation sooner.
Do not ask him to pay the $70.00 extra a month, and he may maintain the current amount he is paying longer. If you do not ask him to pay the amount, but do let him know that you have this expense, you may earn some more good faith with him for when you need funds in the future.
Whatever option you choose, you have to always look to the future for yourself, your children, and your ex-spouse. Lastly, you may also want to speak with the attorney who drafted your agreement for other options which I may not have mentioned, but which your specific agreement allows. Thank you and best of luck with your decision.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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