Parenting arrangements may alter how child support is determined. Shared parenting is when each parent has the children more than 40% of the time. Split parenting means that at least one child lives with one parent more than 60% of the time. If the proper amount of support is not paid, retroactive child support payments may go back as far as three years. Both parents owe a duty to disclose their incomes.
You may be able to raise or lower a child support obligation if you’re experiencing undue hardship. This could be educational debt, support obligations for other children or spouses, or costs associated with supporting a current spouse who is unable to support themselves due to illness or disability. While the test for undue hardship is not easily met, we can advocate on your behalf if you feel it applies to you.