My ex-wife and I have been divorced since October of 2010.
At the time of divorce, she was not working, so for CS purposes, she was imputed at minimum wage. I was working two jobs.
She is now working and I have since lost my second job; as a result, there has been an approximately 30 percent change in financial circumstances.
Question 1) Less than 3 years since CS went into effect, but more than 15% change, can I go back and have CS adjusted?
My ex-wife also gets alimony. In our separation agreement, it states that if I lose my second job, which I depended on to pay her, we can go back to court and modify alimony.
Question 2) I’m assuming I can go back and ask for an adjustment? What will a judge base an adjustment on?
Question 3) Having lost the second income, I will be representing Pro Se, so there’s a level of intimidation with the whole process, so with that in mind, should I approach my wife directly and see if we can come to an agreement, or just file the appropriate paperwork and go to court for the alimony adjustment?
I would like to use the Online Divorce Coach path. Since I am already divorced, will this benefit me? Will I be able to get access to all of the forms needed to pursue a CS and alimony modification?