Do I have to disclose personally information to my ex husband for child support reasons? 28 Answers as of July 03, 2013

My ex husband wants me to now pay for child support and says he is strapped even though he lives in his mother's house. He wants to know where I work and how much I make. Is it legally any of his business?

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Horizons Law Group, LLC
Horizons Law Group, LLC | Michelle B. Fitzgerald
If you and he have a child together, this is information that you need to provide to him and he needs to provide same to you upon request, and when any significant change in income occurs.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 11/14/2011
Law Office of James Bordonaro
Law Office of James Bordonaro | James Albert Bordonaro
Yes, you can be compelled to provide a new financial affidavit.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 11/14/2011
Alfred Law Firm
Alfred Law Firm | Janice Alfred
If your settlement agreement does not require you to do so or the court did not order you to do so, then you do not owe him that information. However, if he does go after you for child support, you will have to submit that information with your Answer and during discovery.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 11/14/2011
The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC
The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC | Patrick J. McDonnell
Yes. And if he goes to court, the court will order it.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 11/11/2011
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
As long as you have a child requiring support, the issue of your financial status and earnings is relevant and discoverable for the purposes of establishing child support.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/11/2011
    Bruning & Associates, PC
    Bruning & Associates, PC | Kevin Bruning
    Your ex may be entitled to know the name and address of your employer, you compensation, and other information related to your income. You are entitled to the same information from him.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
    Yes, you must disclose where you work and how much money you make for the purposes of support.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc. | Mark Brown
    In Washington state, both parties are required to make full disclosure of their employment and income to the court and to the other party in any proceeding affecting child support.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C.
    Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. | Paul A. Eads
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/2/2013
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
    In Colorado if you want a court to order child support, both parties must exchange all relevant financial information. If there is no court order or court case pending, there is nothing binding or legal and payment of child support and any exchange of information is totally voluntary.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law | Gregory T. Buckley
    If he has filed a petition to modify child support, you will both be required to disclose your incomes for the purposes of determining the correct child support amount.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    You have to do what the court tells you to do.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
    Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
    It is not illegal for him to ask and if you look at your divorce decree, it may even be court ordered that you provide this information.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    Yes. He can acquire your income information by filling a Motion and seeking discovery or simply by applying for child support through the state.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Glenn E. Tanner
    Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
    Yes. You can hide your work address from him if there's domestic violence but it must be revealed to the court.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    Your employment and income is relevant for child support purposes.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    For child support purposes, he can ask this information.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Law Office of Jane E. Ginsburg
    Law Office of Jane E. Ginsburg | Jane Ginsburg
    When it's a question of support, both parties are required to disclose all relevant information regarding their income.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Snake River Law PLLC
    Snake River Law PLLC | Mark Petersen
    Child support is an ongoing issue until the children turn 18 or are otherwise emancipated. As a result, your ex-husband has the right to establish child support or modify child support. If he files an action to establish child support, he would then have the right to obtain your current employment information and any recent employment information if you have changed jobs recently. Prior to filing a court action, you have no legal duty or obligation to disclose your employment information. If you ex-husband files for child support, I would recommend that you employ an attorney to assist you with this process.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy | Cassandra Savoy
    Each party has to disclose to the court and to each other enough financial information for the court to determine the appropriate allocations for support.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
    Yes, if the matter goes to court. In Washington, if you go to court over child support, both sides are going to have to disclosed to the other his or her last two years of tax returns with W-2 forms, and last six months of pay stubs. Each party will also have to complete a financial declaration. In addition, some counties in Washington require the disclosure of things like the last six months of credit card statements, the last six months of bank statements, and the last six months of check registers.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Buselmeier Law & Associates, PA
    Buselmeier Law & Associates, PA | Theodore W. Buselmeier
    In MN, you must give him your last year's tax returns if he requests it. That's all you are legally obligated to give him without a motion before the court and discovery requests.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Attorney Paul Lancia
    Attorney Paul Lancia | Paul Lancia
    You need to protect your legal rights and representing yourself is not the way to do so. Representing yourself is a recipe for problems, if not now, in the future. Retaining a lawyer need not be as difficult as you think.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC
    The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC | Elizabeth Zwiebel
    In short yes. He can get the court to order you to provide that information. He must know how much you make to figure child support per the guidelines.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Maclean Chung Law Firm
    Maclean Chung Law Firm | G. Thomas MacLean Jr.
    In California, parties in a child support matter are required to disclose employment information and income information. He would be required to disclose the same to you. However, you may not have to disclose it until a formal written request is made or a hearing is pending before the court.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/10/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    It's his business and the courts.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 7/3/2013
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