What docs to bring for Motion to Modify?
December 31, 2010 1:40 PM Subscribe
What documentation should I bring to a court hearing for a "Motion to Modify" (child support)?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know, YANAL, and popular responses would be I should talk to a lawyer, but I'm going to do this on my own. My financial circumstances have changed for the worse, my ex-spouse (I believe) has improved substantially, to the point where she's either making a little more than me or it's about the same. We have joint custody of our kids, and when consulting with a lawyer, I was told I could get my child support payment likely reduced if not eliminated.
We originally arrived at our child support agreement through a mediator and probably I should have consulted a lawyer to get a more fair settlement (as I paid child support, we split our assets 50/50, I paid for daycare, and she paid health insurance). The kids no longer need daycare and we were supposed to renegotiate the child support at some point, but never did. Well, we argued about it and yelled at each other, but nothing changed.
My goal is for each of us to simply split the cost of medical insurance and expenses.
As part of the Motion to Modify, I filled out a financial affidavit detailing my income, expenses, and obligations. I plan on bringing pay stubs, letter of termination (from old job), and letter of employment (from new job). What other documentation should I bring to the court to support this goal? Should I bring recent bills and bank statements?