My Ex-Wife wants to modify our separation agreement. Instead of saying “$2000/month child support & $600/month spousal support”, she wants it to say that I’ll pay $2000 toward the mortgage, $300 spousal, and $300 child support. She claims that by wording it this way her income goes down and that she will qualify for reduced lunches and the kids will be able to apply for Pell grants (evidently they count both spousal and child support for these things). It seems to me that a $2000 mortgage payment for a home I don’t live in must be considered some sort of support, and I don’t want to have some sort of tax problem or lie on the applications. Am I right to worry, or does this wording about the mortgage payment not count as support?