17 Rules For Lowering Your Child Support

December 1, 2010 by Maricopa County Court  
Filed under Child Custody, Family Court

By Dennis Gac -

Here are 17 rules you can use to get your child support lowered that will reach out and force the court and the X to listen to you.

1. Understand the difference between child support and supporting your child. There’s a difference.

2. NEVER listen to anyone that is negative about you lowering your child support.

3. NEVER be intimidated by the X, her attorney, or the Office of Support Enforcement.

4. NEVER deal with the Office of Support Enforcement – go directly to court and see what a real judge has to say.

5. Don’t buy into a guilt trip about supporting your kids – make certain you take care of yourself first! If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of your kids.

6. Obtain the proper forms that are mandatory or advisory in your State – often free on line.

7. Always ask for the tax exemptions for the kids every year. The Mom gets the head of household income tax credits anyway. What you pay in support on one hand, gets saved on the other in tax savings.

8. Ask for deviations from your State’s standard support guidelines, including long distance transportation allowances, allowances for other children you’re supporting and extraordinary debt.

9. Use only your basic income as a basis for support and do not include your overtime voluntarily.

10. Include other household income and other financial help the X may be receiving as a basis of your argument that she doesn’t need the state standard for support — that her expenses are being offset by the other income.

11. Reassign child support and call it maintenance or alimony. Child support is paid with after tax-dollars and maintenance is paid with pre-tax dollars. This is a huge savings to you.

12. Average your income over a time period that is to your advantage – 2 or 3 years, demonstrating that recent high income is extraordinary and “not” recurring regularly.

13. Submit complete financial information to the court regarding your monthly income and costs of living. Show hardship if you can. Be creative.

14. Argue substantial injustice and economic hardship because of high support.

15. Write a great declaration for the court being as concise as possible – using bullet points.

16. Avoid negativity and “pot-shots” at the X in your statements to the court. The court hates this.

17. If the X is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed make certain you impute income to her.

If you will follow these simple guidelines for lowering your child support, you’re more likely to be successful in lowering your support! Take some time right now and look back over these guidelines. Then, try to follow them to a “T”. Use all guidelines that you can and keep trying to work in more options. Have a trusted friend look over your work and ask for objective opinions. This is the true method for knowing that you’ve got a killer case.


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How to Draft a Fathers Rights Will

By Dennis Gac

People today are often under the common misconception that you must hire a lawyer or have significant experience or knowledge of the law in order to legally make your Will. This is an unfortunate misconception in that it makes people hesitate when it comes to creating their Will, and often these are the very people who need the Will the most. You would feel awful if your new wife was left with nothing while your “X” walked away with what you intended for her, your kids, or someone else! You need to protect yourself and those you love!

Creating a Will is much easier than and not as scary as people often seem to think. Here are a few guidelines to follow when thinking about you will.

  • To qualify as a legal Will, it must appear to the court by looking only at the document itself that you intended this document to be the final expression of your wishes as to the distribution of your property to take effect upon your death.
  • To the court, when you creating a Will is most important that you, as the Will maker, must have “testamentary capacity”. This is essentially under law in most states requiring that you were of “sound mind” when you created the Will.
  • If your Will is typed, it must be signed in the presence of two witnesses who must sign in the presence of you and each other. In a nutshell, the parties affirm that all of them are within sight of each other, that you are of sound mind, know what you are signing is your Will, and have asked the witnesses to so attest.
  • If a Will is thrown out, the estate is handled as if there had never been a Will to begin with.
  • “Codicils” are amendments made to an earlier, already existing Will. However, no written additions or changes should ever be made on the original document. Instead, a separate page should be prepared, referring specifically to the original Will, and executed with the same formalities required of a Will in your state.
  • If the desired changes are at all complicated, subject to more than one interpretation, or potentially in conflict with other provisions of the Will, it is really better to just start from scratch and do another Will. Remember to destroy the old one to avoid any confusion!

I have heard so many horror stories from people about how their significant other kept putting off creating their Will until it was too late, and now their family is left to pay! The biggest reason for this procrastination is really just not knowing what is expected of a Will and pervasive misconceptions of what is actually needed. Keep the suggestions that I have made above in mind while writing, and you will have and effective and legal Fathers Rights Will!

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Preparation – The True Answer to Fathers Rights Issues

By Dennis Gac

I remember years ago, I was working with a nice fellow from the Philippines who could barely speak English and who acted scared as hell of going to court because of it! One of the things that I do most often is act as a kind of cheerleader trying to convince father’s that they “can” do this as long as they’re prepared. It doesn’t matter if you can speak English or not, or even if you’re scared as hell. If you’re prepared, in writing and package your case correctly, you’ll do as well as anyone.

So, this guy spends a great deal of time writing up a responsive declaration to a restraining order that his wife is trying to obtain against him. He also responds to her false and/or grossly distorted allegations involving parenting and divorce, serves everything correctly…to all the right parties and files everything correctly at the different departments of the court. He goes to court with the following strategy…..he says to the judge, “Your Honor, I’m a little nervous today, so I’ve taken the time to put everything I have to say in writing. If you have any questions, your Honor, please ask me.”

Well, here’s what happens, because the guy spoke very little English, acted nervous and had the “guts” to be there in the first place, the judge actually began helping him out…actually jumping on his side, chewing out the “X” wife for bringing such an outrageous request before the court and scolding her for trying to keep the kids from him. The judge not only gave him what he wanted, he asked if it was enough! True story!

Now most of you reading were either born speaking English or are very fluent speakers. If my client can win his case and he can barely even understand basic English, imagine what you can do!

But if you want to remain too scared to try, that’s fine. My contention, though, is if you want to improve your personal case you don’t need experience and you don’t necessarily need an attorney. Instead, what you do need is to become what I call is a “welcomed-guest” in the court room by being prepared in writing prior to the hearing. This shows respect for the court’s process and the court becomes more prone to grant what you’re asking for.

So that’s what we’re all about. That’s what we do for our clients…we prepare them for court by giving them as much legal information as possible. Not legal advice, just solid legal information based upon what other successful fathers have done in their situations.

No matter what your situation, preparation is the key to your answer!

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