I have child support court on Monday for an increase on my ex-husband’s part due to the increase in his hourly wage and the increase in the healthcare that I pay. I do have a couple of questions.
I have extra expenses that have arised. The fact that he no longer keeps them in the summer at all, nor on school breaks and only 2 days every other weekend instead of 3, I understand that and have it noted to accommodate the additional overnights that the girls are now with me. However, our support order states that we are to pay child care for the time that the children are with us (so, when he used to take them for half the summer, he was responsible for half of the summer camp). However, he has not taken them NOR paid for his half of summer camp since 2011. I’m assuming that I am unable to recoup previous years’ costs but would like to outline this going forward. Is this considered “extraordinary” expenses?
My daughter is a cheerleader and this costs $300/year plus a $200 fee to the school, uniforms, etc. Is this considered an “extraordinary” expense?
Hot lunches that are purchased (and have been purchased since the girls started school there because there is no “cafeteria”. They either buy hot lunches through the school or pack their lunch). However, this started even before we separated/divorced and they’re supposed to continue in the lifestyle that they had prior to leaving. So is this also considered “extraordinary”?
My ex-husband also gets paid commissions. How might they take that into consideration going forward? (or will they?). They haven’t done so thus far. Only have considered the hourly wage.
Thanks in advance for your help. I’m trying to get everything together for court Monday so that hopefully the case will be heard and NOT continued.