Nutshell: Wife and I split in 9/09, separation agreement was agreed upon and child support was set. The agreement was filed in the courts and she wasn’t working at the time.
Currently: Wife sends me an email requesting for nearly double what we agreed (on the basis of the child support calculator). She now has a job. She states she will take it to court if need be.
- If three years hasn’t surpassed is this even do-able?
- If the substantial change is over 15% does it have to be 3 years AND 15% substantial change? Or do they operate separately?
- Since she is now employed (greater income) will that offset my increased income since our original separation agreement? I make about 16% more now, but her income has nearly doubled since the time of filing the separation agreement?
- If we do end up before a judge can I combine the child support modification with a custody modification? Meaning, can I requested shared custody and split monetary support requirements?
Thank you in advance.