Modification of Child Support hearing this Friday


#1

I entered into an agreement with my ex a little over a year ago. At the time I was making $4,583 a month and she was making $6,416 a month. I ended up agreeing to pay $650 a month for the one child we had together (which was higher than what the CS Calc suggested). I am actually paying $750 currently because of some arrears I had owed from when we first split and entered into a different agreement. The $750 goes back to $650 first of the year 2011. I have him every 4th weekend Fri-Mon and split Holidays and every track out for at least 7 days for 4 times a year. I have my son about 74 overnights a year. I have been in the same industry since 1997 and over the last few years have taken a tremendous hit $$ wise because of the job market. (I am a recruiter). I also was commuting 1.5 hrs each day to stay in the same position since i worked in Raleigh and lived in Fayetteville when I remarried. Just over a month ago I was let go from my position and forced to find a position in Fayetteville. There are no other companies in my city where I live that was in the same industry so I found a new position in sales with another company. I am making $3,370 a month. When I run the numbers the CS calculator has me paying about $307. I do have a one year old in my new marriage as well. I just wanted some advice as to what to expect in my hearing and what documentation I need to bring. I am bringing of course copies of my checks, W2 etc to show proof of my income. I am bringing a break down of what my bills are each month along with copies of the bills etc. For the last year I have always been on time with my payments except this last month for July I am 2 weeks overdue because it took me a month to find a new position and my first check is a month later in August. Can you explain how the hearing will work and what do I need to bring with me? I will not have an attorney. Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

In North Carolina the child support does not consider your expenses or household bills. You will need your pay stubs, W-2s, proof of the cost of insurance, and any day-care expenses you pay at the hearing.

Your obligation to support your new baby will be accounted for by deducting the basic support obligation ( in this case $628.00) from your income. So the income used for the support calculation for your older child would be $2,742.00.