My exwife wants us to look at modifying our current child cupport order, so I need clarification on a couple of items.
- When entering our incomes into the state calculator, I know that bonuses can be considered as income. We have a separation agreement and I have been paying the amount we agreed on for 6 years now. When we add in bonuses, can we take an average over the last couple of years or is it last years amount only? I do get bonuses but they vary greatly. She wants to add last years only, and that seems unfair since it is not guaranteed income and I could get nothing next year. I think we should average the last 3 years and add that number to our income.
- When entering numbers into the child support calculator it asks for existing ordered or agreed upon child support. I am putting in the amount that I am currently paying. She indicates that we do not do this. Seems to me that if we don’t do that we are starting from day one and we should be looking at just an increase amount.
What are your thoughts?