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What can i do to lower my child support from another state.

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What can i do to lower my child support from another state

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

New York

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No cant afford one

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Yes i have been supporting my kids all their lives but their mother was on public assistance

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Roger
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Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.

The only way you can modify your child support obligation is to file a petition with the court and ask for it to be adjusted based on a change in circumstances -- which can be income.

If you can't afford an attorney, you can seek help from local legal aid to get this done. However, you'll have to file this action with the same court that issued the current order UNLESS you can have the venue changed due to the child taking up new residence in another state/county.

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