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DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE AND SETTLE THE CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS BALANCE IN FULL?
There are a few options to consider if you owe child support arrears. The three most common options are waiving interest, correcting errors in past child support calculations, or modifying future payments. Do you want to reduce and settle the child support arrears balance in full? Read more to find out about your options.
In order to waive interest, your state will allow you to petition to have the interest on your back child support waived. However, getting approved for this typically requires you to agree to a payment plan to satisfy your obligation by a certain date, so a careful look at your income and budget is a must before considering this option.
If you think that the amount you owe is incorrect, you may need to prove calculated errors in past support payments. For example, maybe you believe you were charged for payments during a tim when your child was living with you. If there were significant changes in custody during the time you were making payments, this may be the case.
You may be able to modify future child support payments. If you find yourself falling further and further into child support debt, you may be able to ask the court to modify your child support order so your payments are more reasonable. The court may lower the amount if you can prove that your income or expenses have changed, such as a job loss or the birth of a new child. Remember, though, that modifications to the child support agreement are not retroactive and only apply to future payments. Call Friends of Fathers. We can help you from the very beginning and get you back on the track.
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