Work Sheet A


#1

My son turns 18 and graduates from high school in June. I have filed a Motion for Modification of Child Support and have a court date. I want to know the new amount of child support I should pay for my other 2 children. Neither party can afford a lawyer. Work Sheet A says the plaintiff and defendant should complete the worksheet and present it to the court. She will not give me her pay stubs so how do I complete the worksheet? Can we just give our pay stubs to the Judge and let the court complete the worksheet?


#2

The judge will complete the worksheet when the other party turns over her pay-stubs.


#3

Can I just hand the judge my pay stubs or do I have to complete my part of Worksheet A and give that to the judge along with my pay stubs and proof of health insurance premiums?


#4

The judge will likely ask to see your paystubs and proof of insurance costs.


#5

Went to court for modification of child support as 1 child reached 18 & graduated. Represented myself. Judge completed Worksheet A to tell me what I owed going forward for my remaining 2 minor children. I think he calculated the adjustment for my payment of health insurance wrong. I pay $600 for me and 3 kids now so it covers 4 people. But as of July 1 when my new child support starts I will not have to cover the 18 yr old, but I will still have to pay $600 for me and the 2 kids. I did give the judge a letter from my employer that states I pay the same whether I cover 1 - 3 kids, but when he asked how many people the $600 covered I said 4 - me and the 3 children.
The judge’s calculation: $600 divided by 4 x 2 minor kids = the amount of my adjustment for health insurance.
Why didn’t the judge calculate as follows: $600 divided by 3 x 2 minor kids? Is there anything I can do to have this corrected?


#6

You may submit a letter to the judge (send a copy to the other side) regarding the correction.


#7

As my son turned 18 and graduated, the new amount of child support to cover my remaining 2 children begins July 1. Do I have to terminate health insurance coverage on my 18 year old by July 1 in order for the calculation for the adjustment for Worksheet A for health insurance premiums to be the $600 divided by 3 (me and 2 minors) vs $600 divided by 4 (me, 2 minors, and 18 year old) or can I wait until the end of the year? My ex can’t get him on hers until then. I pay the same health insurance premium for 1 to 3 kids.


#8

If the premium is the same for 1-3 children there should be no change. I would suggest keeping him insured.


#9

After the hearing for Modification of Child Support due to one of 3 children turning 18, I faxed the judge a letter explaining I thought the cost of health insurance premiums for Line 5 B was calculated incorrectly and my support payment should be lower. The judge divided my premium by 4 which included my 18 year old even though I pay the same to cover me and the remaining 2 minor children which is 3. It has been over two weeks and I have received nothing in the mail. The court did not give me a Worksheet A from the modification hearing. When I call the Clerk of Court & ask how to get a copy of the new Worksheet A, they transfer me to the Trial Coordinator where I can only leave a voice mail and never get a return phone call. How can I get a copy of the new Worksheet A? If it is not corrected, what can I do?


#10

You will need to wait until you receive the final order, if it is incorrect you may file a motion for relief from judgment pursuant to Rule 60.