I have filed for a child support modification since my ex is making a lot more money. I have also recenty had to apply for food stamps. I don't think I am doing anything wrong by getting them but I am a little embarressed and I know if my ex finds out I am on it, he will tell everyone he knows (many of whom I know too). Does anyone know if when you go to modify child support they are allowed to ask you if you are on public assistance? I have already filled out the paperwork and for the modification and it didn't ask but I was wondering if they ask when I get there. Also when you apply for fs, do they contact the other parent about it? They asked for his info but they said all they were doing is making sure he is paying child support.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Nov. 6, 2010 in General Parenting
I wouldn't be embarrassed if they asked. Be upfront and honest about everything they ask about. If you ex wants everyone to know you're on food stamps your reply if they ask should be, "Yes, I am and my ex makes tons of money and does not support his kids whatsoever he constantly hides his income to get out of paying child support." Throw it back in his face make him the deadbeat father.
Answer by emerald53197 at 9:16 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
Your ex will be served papers saying you are seeking modification of your child support agreement. He'll have to fill out his financial paper work too. You will have to go to court, because he has the right, just as you do, to be heard by a judge. I'm not sure about the court asking about the food stamps. Be prepared for his attorney (if he brings one) to ask you. Don't worry about it though. It shows that you can't feed your children with the support he is currently paying. Plus, there is nothing wrong with using assistance. You are a good Mom for providing for your family no matter how you have to do it. (This is how it's done in our state. The laws in your state might be different.) Good luck!
Answer by earlgrey at 9:35 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 10:28 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
btw they can not contact anyone not on the application even the other parent period it is confidential
Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 10:29 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
Answer by jordan28 at 11:06 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
Answer by JLS2388 at 11:14 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
Answer by youngmm at 1:13 AM on Nov. 7, 2010