How to Pay Less Child Support #childsupport

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but why would you do that against

yourself fathers who do they say well I

opened up the case again to myself

because I want to prove that I paid the

child support you don't have to answer

that touch them I'll answer the question

lead attorney here I have negotiated

thousands of child support cases over my

18 year career as a divorce attorney by

the end of this video you will be

certain that you are not overpaying for

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I'm gonna give you five rules on how to

pay less child support you will want to

stick around into the end of this video

to hear rule number five especially

because I talked about some of the

stupid mistakes that parents make on

their own that caused them to pay more

in child support so you definitely want

to hear that rule but I'm gonna go ahead

and quickly address these rules which

will stop you from overpaying on your

child support and then I'll send you on

your way let me say this though before

we begin I've been handling family law

cases for over two decades so I know

what's going on behind the scenes that's

the point of this video to expose the

system but we are talking about just

that the system what we are not talking

about is advice on how to sign away your

parental rights so you can spend every

dime on yourself and your kids can go to

hell if you've got six kids and don't

care whether they live or die then

you this video is not for you now what

we are talking about is how to pay less

child support in this system the system

is designed not for fairness but for

maximum monetary extraction when you pay

more than what is fair you have overpaid

child support should be about the best

interest of the children

what is ignored by the court systems is

that child support over payment actually

hurts children let's take a look at this

scenario what happens if you are forced

to over pay child support you inevitably

fall behind now there's back child

support called in a real rich in many

cases arere it just have to be paid with

interests so that's even more money out

of your pocket when you cannot pay your

arrears guess what your driver's license

gets suspended now how are you gonna get

to work and speaking of work when those

taxes are taken out of your employment

check every two weeks you will not get a

tax refund at the beginning of the year

to get that money back because now you

have that arrearage and you have

interests that refund has been

intercepted to pay the child support in

fact we are seeing this play out right

now with thousands of parents koban 19

stimulus checks being intercepted all

over the nation because of child support

arrears so now that the back child

support amount has grown and your

license has been suspended a petition

for contempt is filed against you in


incarceration this system is supposed to

be about supporting the children but

tell me how is having incarcerated

parents in the best interest of the

child all of this started because you

were paying more than you were supposed

to I've seen both men and women over

paying child support both men and women

should have their child support

obligation calculated fairly that's what

I'm gonna teach you right now rule

number one hire an attorney you have to

get an attorney

yes attorneys are expensive but they pay

for themselves they will ensure that the

child support calculations are accurate

if your child support calculations are

done correctly then you will not overpay

a miscalculation in your child support

will cost you thousands of extra dollars

listen say you overpaid by just $75 a

month and $75 it's just a dinner at

Chili's or TGI Fridays or Outback

wherever it's just one dinner

if you overpay by that one dinner every

month then over 18 years that told us -

more than $16,000 that you will have

wasted because your child support

calculations were not accurate an

attorney would have caught that mistake

and no attorney is gonna charge you

sixteen thousand dollars for a child

support case these cases are not

complicated they are not murder cases

you do not need the lead attorney or

even a superior attorney for your child

support case hire a reasonable lawyer

that you can afford how does the

attorney assure that your child support

calculations are accurate there are

credits that you may qualify for that

reduce your monthly child support amount

you do not know some of these credits

exists your lawyer will know and even if

you did know all of the credits you

would not know which credits you can

legally claim imagine doing taxes by

yourself with a pen and paper are you

going to get all of the credits and

deductions no you will not that's what

H&R Block is for that's what turbo tax

is for these are tools that you use so

you do not overpay on your taxes a

lawyer is a tool that you use so that

you do not overpay in child support you

help with the daycare for your child

that's a possible credit you have other

children besides the one in the child

support case possible credit you have

low income possible credit you see

child a large percentage of the time

possible credit there are numerous

credits available to you you will not

get them by yourself also an attorney

will help you determine all of the

income of your child's parents most

child support amounts are calculated

using both parents incomes when your

child support amount is calculated you

will see that everyone wants to know

what your income is but no one is really

concerned about the mother's income they

will demand evidence of your income

amount but will often take the mother's

word for her income this is critical

because the less the mother makes in

salary the more you pay in child support

so the less she makes the more you pay

so if your child's parent lowballs their

income amount then you will overpay in

child support your attorney provides

value in this situation because he will

demand to see proof of the mother's

income he will not simply take the

mother's word for it like everyone else

he will make sure that her salary is

measured accurately what happens if the

mother does not want to show you any of

her paperwork about her income it's

common people play so many games but

your attorney is used to it your

attorney will invoke the subpoena powers

at the court

the discovery powers of the court he

will get the mother's bank records he

will get her pay stubs he will get her

employment records he will get her tax

returns you do not know how to use a

subpoena and discovery process your

attorney does and he will ensure that

your child support obligation is

calculated properly that way you will

not overpay get an attorney rule number

2 do not pay child support with credits

some men like to buy their children

gifts that's nice that's appropriate

some of these men that buy their

children gifts want a credit for the

value of those gifts they want that

credit apply to their child support they

will receive no credit gifts are not

child support the legislature in your

state has decided how much someone in

your financial circumstances should pay

you are required to pay that amount not

a penny more if you give your child

additional gifts or money then that's

sweet but the value of those gifts will

not count towards your current child

support obligation and it certainly

won't count towards any arrearage your

back child support I have had many

clients who bought their children new

shoes or who took their children to a

Lakers game or who took their children

and the mom to a nice dinner and then

they want a hundred and twenty-five

dollars knocked off next much child

support they have a surprise coming you

should only pay child support with

monetary funds any money that you send

your child over and beyond the child

support is a gift if you do not

understand this you will overpay do not

pay child support with gifts or expect

child support credits they do not exist

rule number three do not pay child

support twice listen some of you pay

child support twice you pay the first

time and then you pay again when you

can't show proof that you paid the first

time do not pay child support twice if

you pay twice you overpay never ever pay

child support by any method for which

you have no proof the parent of your

child will not recall you giving her

seven hundred dollars last August and

even if she does recall she doesn't

recall do not depend on the recollection

of the person that you have to pay

always have evidence of all of your

child support payments further have good

evidence good proof you paid her in cash

and you had her write you a receipt on a

napkin that you found in the back of

your car in five months you will not be

able to find that napkin you will be sad

do not have your child's parent write

you receipts this is not 1987 deposit

the funds directly from your bank

account to her bank account send her a

check set up an ID oh that takes the

money from your employment check and

send it to her bank account if you want

send her the funds through cash out or


or paypal some of these services have

fees associated with them so use the

bank account deposits if possible but

even those service fees will cost less

than the napkin that you lost do not pay

child support twice have evidence good

evidence rule number four spend more

time with your children you want to pay

less in child support spend more time

with your children people who spend

little time with their children often

overpay in child support there are two

ways in which spending more time with

your children decreases your support

obligation first if you do not spend

much time with your children the mother

can petition to raise your child support

amount this is because the mother has to

spend more time with your child then

contemplated by the legislature that

created the child support guidelines

consequently the mother can request from

the judge that you pay more to

compensate her for the time that you are

shirking your parental responsibilities

so if you spend little time with your


judges can order you to pay more than

the normal amount of

the second way that's spending more time

with your children decreases your child

support amount is the converse of the

first way if you spend more time than

usual with your children then you are

the one who can request a reduction in

your child support amount in fact most

fathers who have shared physical custody

of their children and who spend equal

time with them pay little to no child

support at all by spending so much time

with their children they do not need to

write a check each and every month to

the mother that's nice isn't it so if

you rarely see your children you are

creating a significant risk of you being

forced to overpay and you are also not

availing yourself of the deduction and

that's available to you to decrease your

child support rule number five do not

make stupid mistakes the fifth and final

way to pay less in child support is now

to shoot your own self in the foot I've

been practicing for about twenty years

and I've seen people make mistakes which

have cost them tens of thousands of

dollars I will tell you about three of

these mistakes do not make any of them

the first way that people shoot

themselves in the foot they open up

child support cases on themselves now

why would you do that why would you

invite the state to look over your

shoulder each and every month if your

child's mother opens up a case against

you either because she filed directly

with child support services or because

she asks for government aid then the

case is open against you and that's fine

you can't do anything about that but why

would you do that against yourself

fathers who do this say well open up the

case against myself because I want to

prove that I paid the child support

listen I just told you how to have proof

of your child support payments and rule

number three bank account deposits cash

app ID owes venmo personal cheques

PayPal pick away all of these methods

leave a paper trail which will prove

that you made these payments you don't

need to open up a case against yourself

now and this is even worse some fathers

when they're sitting in your office and

you ask them why they open up a case

against themselves they'll tell you well

I just wanted to show everybody that I

was responsible

whatever why is opening up a case

against yourself so bad let me ask you


listen life's hard things come up

sometimes you're short on money I

understand so what happens to you if you

fall behind on child support and there's

no case open against you no case what's

gonna happen to you you're gonna start

to get a lot of phone calls and texts

from the child's mother and that's gonna

get annoying okay now what happens to

you if you fall behind on child support

and there is a case against you oh you

don't get those calls anymore now you

get letters you get a letter in the mail

saying that you will interest on the

back child support you get a letter

saying that your driver's license has

been suspended you get a letter saying

that your tax refund has been

intercepted you get a letter saying that

your coronavirus stimulus check has been

intercepted you get a letter saying that

there's a warrant for your arrest you

need to turn yourself in by 4:30 on

Friday why did you get all of these

letters you could have just gotten the

text and the phone calls but you wanted

to be responsible do not open up a case

against yourself now the second way

people shoot themselves in the foot is

by volunteering to pay more in child

support this in itself isn't wrong per

se but it's the manner in which they

volunteer suppose your child support

should be $600 a month you want to pay

800 because you love your child and the

mother is cool she doesn't give you any

problems she lets you see your kid when

you want and she doesn't start any drama

with your new girl it's all good so

you're supposed to pay 600 but things

are going well at your job so you want

to pay 800 a month here's the correct

way to proceed you get the judge to

order your child support amount is 600

and then you pay the extra $200 on the

side 200 and 600 that's 800 in total

that's perfect that's what you wanted

now listen

what's the wrong way to do it your child

support obligation should be 600 and you

tell the judge to go ahead and set the

amount at 800 that was a costly mistake

because now you will be forced to pay

that extra $200 per month until your

child turns 18 years old oh you got laid

off at work pay it well you got sick

your hours got cut

you got locked up your car transmission

went out that same car you used to get

to work and now you need a little extra

cash to fix it

you see what you did there you painted

yourself into a corner you eliminated

your flexibility why would you do that

if you want to pay more in child support

then that's fine

just leave it out of the paperwork do

not jam yourself up now the third and

final way that people shoot themselves

in the foot and cost themselves money

you need to pay less to pay less pay

less to pay less what does that mean say

you owe $800 this month in child support

and you're short okay you don't have it

what should you do many men pay nothing

that is a mistake you need to pay less

than the original amount but pay

something pay less but pay something

what happens when you pay nothing you

are risking a contempt case where the

mother hires an attorney who files a

petition in court if you give the mother

something she will be more inclined to

work with you believe me when I tell you

that she does not want to spend money on

hiring me not when Macy's just got the

new summer collection of Michael Kors

backs but if you do not pay this lady

anything for months on end she's gonna

get sick of your shoe she's gonna hire

that attorney and now you're in court on

the witness stand and further since you

have paid nothing the judge will in all

likelihood order you to pay the mother's

attorneys fees this could be anywhere

from 2,500 to $10,000 that's what I call

over pain if you had given the mother a

hundred and fifty dollars a month a

hundred dollars a month

anything the judge would have seen that

you were trying that you wanted your

damn kids to eat you would not be in

jail missing work which means missing

money and you might not have to pay the

attorneys fees so by paying less than

what you were supposed to eight hundred

to one hundred you end up paying less

than what you would have paid had you

paid nothing if you had paid less you

would not have gotten the hammer so many

fathers get the hammer I'm telling you

how to do things - smart way pay less so

you could pay less but pay something so

these are the five rules to avoid

overpaying child support get an attorney

don't use gifts or credits for child

support get proof of your payment

otherwise you'll pay twice spend more

time with your children and finally

don't make stupid mistakes don't shoot

yourself in the foot do not open up a


or a case against yourself do not allow

extra money you want to give to be

incorporated into the child support

paperwork and do not go months without

paying the mother one penny if you want

to hear a great tale about a man

avoiding many of the mistakes that other

men make click the link above to watch

my review a former NBA players Stephen

Jackson story it's a fantastic story

hopefully one or two of these rules I've

given you will be helpful to you in your

situation if you want to learn more

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virus is affecting child support click

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