Do I have to go to court if the non-custodial parent is over 20k in arrears and is requesting reduced support payments?
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I wouldn't worry about it in the sense that it should cause you unnecessary stress, however you absolutely should attend that court appearance. Regardless of whatever arrears are owed, the paying parent always has the right to file a motion to modify the child support order. It won't affect what he already owes, but it can change the numbers going forward. It is in your best interests to attend the court appearance with your recent pay stubs and last year's W2s so the court can have the most up-to-date numbers when calculating what support should be going forward.