Originally Posted by fray
I am a single father and my ex-wife pays $ 20 per week for her/and mine/ two children -it is about $80 per month.
I can't understand why this felon has to pay $1800 per month child support.This sum can be reduced and this felon has to pay his debts.Small amount ...but it is better than nothing.
My worker on min wage with two kids pays a lot more than 20 dollars a week, they get up to 25 percent of his pay. Honestly it sounds like you need to go back to court and get more.
The court decides how much child support is due based on state approved regulations. My son pays well over 1000 a month on one child, this is not uncommom at all based on his income.
But in the end for the poster, each state has its rules and court regulations as to who gets the money first, if there is more owed from a check than is allowed, And child support comes first in almost all cases.
If the person is not paying court ordered money and this is part of their probation or parole requirements, then you may be able to take them back to court for vioation of those requirements