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January 28th, 2014 at 04:48 am

I just got my child support almost doubled. I always knew it was a bit low, but I never did anything to have it raised for several reasons. I wanted to stay on decent terms with my ex, he pays my son's medical insurance, and the travel to see him (now it's only between CT and NH, but when I lived in FL he flew him round trip as a minor).

Long story short, I just found out he was making twice as much as I was led to believe. I gave it a lot of thought and in the end I thought my son was entitled to more than 4% of his father's income. He is 14 and costs are going up. Also, even though the ex covers medical, I pay all the co-pays, provide dental, and all those associated costs as well.

I was not looking forward to court so I presented him an offer. Along with the offer I sent all the NH child support links. What I was asking was considerably less than what the court would likely enforce. He took the offer!

This means I will have $277 more per month coming in. As I said before, tutoring isn't where I want it to be yet (but much closer), so I will save the difference for now.

4 Responses to “More Money”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    smart woman. great job.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Excellent! Proud of both of you for working out a fair deal you can both live with. Smile

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Good for you. I got the short end of the stick on child support myself (or I should say my sons did) but my ex did provide a lot of unofficial support so I didn't rock the boat. Probably would have been better off financially if I had.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good for you. Glad it worked out. Costs are going up and you are smart to ask for a fair deal.

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