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What do you mean by change the date?
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Doing well, thanks for asking.
Change the date of what exactly?
I filed a motion to reduce the support I pay, and got a court date of Nov 8 and my ex's lawyer wants to change that court date
Oh, ok I understand. No, it will not change that date. Usually, you can seek retroactive support back to the actual day that you filed your petition to reduce child support. So the day that it is actually decided does not change.
However, you can not start paying a reduced amount until the case is over and the child support order modified.
Do I ask that to the judge or will he odamadicly ruduce it from when I filed the modification
You will need to show the court at the hearing how your financial circumstances have changed, and show proof of income to show that. After which, if the judge determines that you have had a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification, the judge will modify the child support order.
Yes but will it be from that day in court or from when I filed the modification
It can be from the date you filed, if you request it, plus you can seek reimbursement for your "overpayment".
Does this answer your question?
ok so I request it the day I go to court
Yes. If it is not in your petition.
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I just ask the Judge or do I have to file something
to go back to the date Ifile the modification
You can ask the judge at the hearing.
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