Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My ex and I reached a new child support agreement in

September of 2017. Since then...
My ex and I reached a new child support agreement in September of 2017. Since then, my income has changed and my number of over nights have increased which would both lower child suport. I reached out to the opposing attorney to see if we could reach an agreement and was told that if I file, she will file for dismissal because of the statue that it has been less than 1 year and I elected for a change in my finances. Is there such a statute? Also, last time it took 11 months from filing to get a mediation date bc they drug it out for so long. If theu do that again, it will be well over a year. The county for this case is Floyd Co, IN
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
3/20/2018
RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,275
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .
Verified

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question

Best you are going to do here is to file in September , 2018 it has to be a year before you can claim change of circumstances.If your income change voluntarily, you took a lesser job then be prepared to show why you cannot work two jobs, etc it is bound to come up here.

Indiana law provides that child support can be modified upon a showing of (1) changed circumstances so substantial and continuing as to make the terms of the current order unreasonable; or (2) if a party has been ordered to pay an amount in child support that differs by more than twenty percent (20%) from the amount that would be ordered by applying the child support guidelines; and the order requested to be modified was issued at least twelve (12) months before the petition requesting modification was filed.

A change in income, additional children born to either parent, or if a parent no longer exercises parenting time may all be considered substantial changes in circumstances entitling a parent to either pay or receive a different amount in child support.

You would serve her with your motion after 12 months and set it for trial.She is never going to agree to lower your support,thats pretty clear.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.I wish you the best here.

If you can positive rate 5 stars it is much appreciated.

RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,275
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .
Verified
RayAnswers and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask RayAnswers Your Own Question
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,275
48,275 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .

RayAnswers is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,593 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,571 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,991 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
I am a widow with two children who receive SSI. I married
I am a widow with two children who receive SSI.I married last year and now we are separating.My husband wants me to agree to allow him to claim my children and me on his 2017 taxes since he withheld t… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,275 satisfied customers
I am currently involved in a child support case. I am the
Hi, I am currently involved in a child support case. I am the mother with majority parenting time. I have represented myself to this point. The co-parent and I have agreed upon parenting time through … read more
Sue
Sue
Juris Doctorate
579 satisfied customers
I was married for 17 years in the State of California and
I was married for 17 years in the State of California and have alimony for LIFE. Life w/o parole . Both my X-wife and I moved to Utah for my sons benefit. She moved in January of 2017 and I moved in S… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
Mother and father of a 2 year 10-month-old boy with a signed
Mother and father of a 2 year 10-month-old boy with a signed mediated custody agreement. This agreement also has a FL-350 “stipulation to establish or modify child support and order” agreement. Note, … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
9,034 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding a child custody/support case in
Hello there, I have a question regarding a child custody/support case in Nevada. … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,601 satisfied customers
I'm back with the current phase of my case of child support
Hello,I'm back with the current phase of my case of child support modification and in need of some additional legal insight. Since my objection letter the following has posted to the clerk of court fo… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,601 satisfied customers
I moved to from KS in December and my ex and daughter have
I moved to KY from KS in December and my ex and daughter have lived in Indiana for 4 years. Our most recent parenting time and child support agreement was filed and done in Allen County, Indiana. A ye… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,275 satisfied customers
If I agreed to a significant child support deviation at a
If I agreed to a significant child support deviation at a prior mediation, will I be expected to have a good reason to no longer deviate? I believe I was unfairly pressured last time and I just simply… read more
Sue
Sue
Juris Doctorate
579 satisfied customers
My ex-wife and I just revised our visitation agreement in
My ex-wife and I just revised our visitation agreement in June. It states that when she visits the state of IL, I will receive a minimum of 24 hours and up to a maximum of 25% of the time she will be … read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
Would I be able to get back child support if I made a verbal
Would I be able to get back child support if I made a verbal agreement that's less than the original child support?… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
244 satisfied customers
My baby daddy left me. Now he had sheriff serve me a document
My baby daddy left me. Now he had sheriff serve me a document requesting for his establishment paternity, he is asking for physical and legal custody. When my baby reaches reaches how old wI'll the fa… read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Doctoral Degree
2,404 satisfied customers
Under Indiana law, does the non-custodial spouse have any visitation rights if she has an
Under Indiana law, does the non-custodial spouse have any visitation rights if she has an outstanding arrest warrant against her? She lives in Kentucky, the child and custodial parent (father) live in… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
My sons father and I are splitting up. He wants our son to
My sons father and I are splitting up. He wants our son to go back and forth between our 2 houses every 2 days. My son is only 3 years old and I believe he needs stability and a routine especially whe… read more
Lucy
Lucy
Juris Doctor
130 satisfied customers
My ex-wife took me into court in Sept of 2012 following an
My ex-wife took me into court in Sept of 2012 following an emergency modification to child support looking to get the child support increased back closer to what was ordered in our divorce agreement o… read more
PhillipsEsq.
PhillipsEsq.
Attorney
JD
822 satisfied customers
My ex partner (gay male) in one state found out I dabled in
My ex partner (gay male) in one state found out I dabled in illegal drugs when we first broke up. He found tbis out by using an ipod to gain access to my email. He is now threatening to keep the two c… read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Doctoral Degree
2,404 satisfied customers
Iam looking to have my child suport adjusted and I cant afford
Iam looking to have my child suport adjusted and I cant afford the high lawyer fee's. I tryed myself and failed. Not sure if i filed wrong. I only make $3,700 mth and pay $700 in child suport. I also … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
2,991 satisfied customers
Does Illinois have regulations/laws that require a parent to
Does Illinois have regulations/laws that require a parent to pay support for a child even after the child reaches legal age? i.e. continued education programs, college??… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
6,615 satisfied customers
State of Viriginia My husband has a draft agreement stating
State of Viriginia My husband has a draft agreement stating that he should cover 91% of medical expesnses and the mother (custodial parent) cover 9% of any medical expenses for the year after the moth… read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x