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Question: My ex and I divorced with one child. He owns his own business and put down his estimated income on the child support form. It was signed and finalized as a part of the divorce and he paid child support and 70% of medical bills. We are updating our incomes and he is stating he made less than expected and that, because he was incorrect with his income, I owe him thousands of dollars for the over-payment. Is this accurate? It was he who stated and signed that income amount and because he was wrong, he is stating I owe him for my daughter's medical expenses and child support he paid.

Answer: If your ex over reported his income on court papers, that is his problem.  He has the right to go back to court and ask for a modification of the support order to lower the amounts he pays in the future.  He cannot just arbitrarily expect you to pay him back for his error in reporting his income.  He has the right to go back to court and ask the judge to make you reimburse him, but it is very doubtful a judge will give him what he wants. 

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  • My ex and I divorced with one child. He owns his own business and put down his estimated income on the child support form. It was signed and finalized as a part of the divorce and he paid child support and 70% of medical bills. We are updating our incomes and he is stating he made less than expected and that, because he was incorrect with his income, I owe him thousands of dollars for the over-payment. Is this accurate? It was he who stated and signed that income amount and because he was wrong, he is stating I owe him for my daughter's medical expenses and child support he paid.

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