I have just recently relocated from Raleigh to Charlotte. My ex and I still have not finalized our separation agreement and have been separated for over a year and a half. Not because either is unwilling to sign, but because her lawyer keeps draggin her *&^& and one month its let me see this pay stub, two months later its "well its better to go off of W-2’s. Prior to my moving we had agreed, verbally, to $500 a month. At the time I was making just over 10-12K more then her. And the child support calculators match that number ($4.00 less, schedule B). My support has doubled with the move as well.
We had agreed to split custody. In my eyes, what she calls split and when I actually get to see them, it is truly not split, but for the sake of the kids I dont argue. With my move to Charlotte, now comes into play each driving to exchange the children. I have asked her to meet me less then half way (Asheboro) but now instead of every other weekend, she is saying maybe every third weekend, and it cost her $100 to fill up her car (drives an explorer). And she threatens if I want to see the kids then she could make me drive 2.5 hours to pick them up and 2.5 hours to drop them off (5 ++ hours round trip each time). She is saying by me moving I have no right to split custody as we agreed to and that she wants more money for gas.
So two questions. Can one parent do that to the other parent, ask for more money and refuse or not be willing to meet half way? I never relinquished any of my rights to my boys, yet by my moving she says I have? She says she has no money, but one of the reasons she wont drive half way every other weekend is in case she wants to drive to the beach instead.