What’s Needed To Prove Assets For Calculating Child Support?

mens divorce lawyer Janet Yu JohnstonQuestion:

When modifying child support, what documents do child support laws allow to be used as proof of assets?

My ex-wife is asking for an increase in the child support I pay her. In asking for my income, her attorney requested I provide my car titles and my bank statements.

I don’t understand why they would need these things, especially since she won’t be able to get my car, in order to figure out a new child support order.


I am not licensed to practice law in your state so I cannot offer legal advice on divorce. However, I can give you general divorce help for men that may be useful to you.

In order to modify child support, your ex-wife will have to show changed circumstances so substantial and continuing as to make the terms unreasonable; or that the application of the child support guidelines to your current situations would result in a child support amount more or less than 20% than the previous order.

The order that she is trying to modify must also have been issued at least 12 months prior to this modification petition.

To calculate child support, the parties’ incomes, the parenting time schedule, daycare, and health insurance monthly costs, etc., are all considered.

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I agree that your car titles are not in issue here. They could be trying to see what vehicle(s) you currently own, if they don’t already know that. The bank account statements are relevant in showing proof of your income, so it is not uncommon to ask for those.

I recommend that you speak with an attorney to represent you during this proceeding and provide financial advice on divorce to ensure that the child support amount is accurately modified.


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One comment on “What’s Needed To Prove Assets For Calculating Child Support?

    My income has gone down by 140k since CS was mediated and my ex-wife’s has gone up by 30k. I want to renegotiate based on incomes, insurance, extraordinary expenses. Calculators in NC say $1,000/ mo. My ex wants to go BACK to 2015 w2 and 2016. Is it customary to go back 2 years ? In the past it was last years W2. Thanks. Lorin

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