Child Support out of date

Submitted by DaveF on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:04

Okay. I have 2 child support cases. One is through Kansas and the other is through Oklahoma. When the order was given, my CS was calculated based on my income when I was still active duty Army. I was medically retired in September of last year and have yet to get the amount changed. I am currently un-employed and living in the Philippines on my retirement funds and school benefits I get from the VA. As of right now, my requirement is 1,300 a month split between the two mothers which automatically comes out of my retirement pay from the Army. I have tried to contact the court and ask for re-evaluation due to the huge decrease in my income, but they told me I have to hire an attorney which I obviously can not afford. I could attempt to submit the request and forms on my own but I do not fully understand all the wording in the forms. I need to get this fixed because they haven't been receiving the 600 and 700 a month simply because I don't make enough, which means technically, I am behind on CS payments. But I have no idea what to do and can't afford to hire an attorney. Please advise.

Thank you

David Fullmer

Use your own wording.  Explain your story in your own words.  A paragraph on the problem and a paragraph on what you think is a good solution and a paragraph explaining why your solution is good.  That's it.  Use your own form letter if you have to.

Here's Oklahoma's form ... http://www.okdhs.org/NR/rdonlyres/91C2EBA2-8418-498D-BF1B-B7523B3F1125/0/03RA010E.pdf

It's pretty simple.  Just fill in the boxes especially your case # and docket #.  Pages 9 and 10 are key.  Print and submit.