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Question: My husband and I have been caring for his duaghter who is battling cancer. She now lives with us full time, visiting her mother every other weekend. Are we entitled to an adjustment on the support for the child? We take the child to and from 90% of her doctors appointments and chemo visits. When we used to have her every other weekend.

Answer:

I am so sorry that you are going through such a tragic situation. 

As for your question about support, it really depends.  If your stepdaughter is now residing with you full time, and you anticipate that this arrangement is not going to change in the near future, you can check to see if this change in circumstances effects the ordered child support.  There is a child support calculator online to assist you.  If there is a change of at least 15% then your husband may be entitled to a change in support based on the parenting time change.  The following packet may be helpful for a general overview of whether a modification is appropriate in your situation.  (Note, the packet is for Maricopa County residents but the general principles are applicable statewide). Modification of Parenting Time and Support

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  • My husband and I have been caring for his duaghter who is battling cancer. She now lives with us full time, visiting her mother every other weekend. Are we entitled to an adjustment on the support for the child? We take the child to and from 90% of her doctors appointments and chemo visits. When we used to have her every other weekend.

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