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My exhusband agreed to pay $300 a month for one ...

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My exhusband agreed to pay $300 a month for one child 3 years ago. He is in the military and has since been promoted. Also, because things are more expensive now, how can I have him agree to pay more?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 8 years ago.
If there are child support orders in place you are allowed to file for a modification hearing to increase child support. Any time there is a change in circumstances such as a promotion at work and the considerations of the cost of living, those are grounds to request increase in child support. This would be done through a modification petition.

Now if there are no child support orders in place, he would have to agree to the increase. Since there is no court order in place you would have no legal recourse to force the increase on him as you would if a support order has been issued.

So, if you have no child support order, it would be best to get one in place as that would be easier to enforce and modify for the increase.

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