Modification of CS for private school costs


#1

If you have an agreement between yourselves in regards to what you will pay and what custody will be, you can put it into an agreement or modify an existing agreement, without using the worksheet.
If it is a court order then I believe you will have to request that the court use your calculations rather than Worksheet B to modify child support and request a modification of custody. Normally, they do not have an issue with someone paying more, it’s only when they want to pay a great deal less that they have issue with.
Good Luck


#2

You do not have to use the child support worksheet. You can agree to a number other than the one dictated by the guidelines. However, it appears in your case that it is better to use the guidelines.

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#3

Greetings,

My ex and I need to modify our custody agreement and child support based on various change-of-circumtances.

We want to split the costs of private schooling 50/50, even though she makes considerably more than I do. We will also be going to a 50/50 split custody arrangement in the future.

Question: Is the use of Worksheet B mandatory for calculation of child support, or can we just put the statement in our agreement that “I will pay $xxx per month”? If we alter the Worksheet B they way it should be done then I will be paying a great deal less.

Thanks folks,
Phil