Child Support not in the best interest

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Registered: 02-04-2006
Child Support not in the best interest
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Sun, 10-02-2011 - 7:55pm
I find that I am asking myself more and more lately how I was married to moron for so long. My ex just filed court documents that said him paying child support is not in the best interest of our children. I don't even know how to respond without anger at that statement right now.
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 8:26pm

But what did the documents say?

dragowoman

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Registered: 02-04-2006
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 8:49pm
What he is trying to do is have his income attributed after his retirement benefits are taken out each month which would be a difference of over 1,000 a month. To give you a little background he was not providing any financial support for our kids for sometime until the court ordered him to do so, then he voluntarily took a lower paying job within the company he has been with for over a decade. In his documents fighting the calculation he plainly states child support is not in the best interest. He is not unemployed now or in the past, and is not under any kind of hardship.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 10:07pm

That is a new one--I guess he feels it would be in the children's best interests not to have money so they can't have enough food to eat or a place to live.

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 11:16am

It is a good idea to find a tax accountant,and a win-win is better.

dragowoman

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Registered: 01-03-2004
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 12:02pm

Jem,

What does your attorney say to this? What is your attorney's recommendation?

You see, your STBX or EX, can say whatever he wants to say, but the reality is while he can blow smoke and say whatever, most states have a formula for child support and he'll be ordered to pay it. That's why you need your attorney's take on this. If your STBX is trying to play games with "pre-retirement" then it's odds his lawyer told him to propose that. All proposals can be shot down. I hope you have a lawyer who is willing to do that if necessary.

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Registered: 02-15-2008
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 8:29am

I agree with wisdomtooth and music.