The judge’s consent order provisions for calculating child support were written by my ex-spouse. She is a bit controlling. She made up her own rules. Every May we must exchange tax returns. Child support is calculated based on the last year’s 1040 income and runs from the following June through the next May.
Do these provisions override the provisions of the official guidelines? My understanding is that a 15% change potential in the amount can trigger a recalculation, after the initial 3 years elapse.
I wish we had just followed the standard guidelines but my ex-wife insisted on writing her own rules.