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Main Forums => Child Support Issues => Topic started by: Sunshine1 on Dec 06, 2003, 09:48:23 AM

Title: How long does it take..........
Post by: Sunshine1 on Dec 06, 2003, 09:48:23 AM
for a child support reduction to go through?

1. Does it start from the day it was ordered and signed?

or

 2. Does it start from the day the motion was filed?

and what if you are in arrears?  Does that just get wiped clean?

NCP motioning for reduction due to pregnancy and on welfare. Not severely in arrears but a couple months behind.

thanks for any help...in MN
Title: RE: How long does it take..........
Post by: Brent on Dec 06, 2003, 11:49:28 AM
> How long does it take for a child support reduction to go through?

Ther's no set time. It could be a week, it could be a month, it could be 3 months.

Normally the reduction starts from the day the motion was filed.
Title: RE: How long does it take..........
Post by: oklahoma on Dec 08, 2003, 02:22:07 PM
The arrears will likely be reduced based upon the reduction of CS.  For example, if CS is $200/mo; modification is filed in January; no CS payment January, February, March; in March you are notified that CS was reduced to $100.  Arrears would be $300 instead of $600.  There is no way that I know of that CS arrears can be wiped out completely.

Another note on when reduction is in effect: make sure your papers say that it is effective as of the filing date.  If the order doesn't specify, or else says that it is effective as of the date of the new order, call someone to get it fixed.

Also, in our state if NCP is on welfare, they do not have to pay any CS at all--it is "presumed" that they are "incapable" of paying.