Need clarification and statute, if applicable


#1

Alimony is based primarily on the financial issues. While alimony can be impacted by adultery, at the end of the day, the judge will make a decision based on the income and expenses of either party. The issue of adultery is often used by a judge to decide specific issues in the case. The fact that the judge did not hear your evidence does not mean that things would necessarily be different if you had been able to present that evidence.

The judge has the ability to allocate the payment of medical and counseling expenses however they see fit.

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#2

Is there something written that counseling and psychiatric services for a child should be apportioned to the parents based on a pro-rata share of income? I am representing myself and it seems that I read that SOMEWHERE! However, even though my income is 18% of the ex’s income, I was Ordered to pay 50% of these costs! Please correct me if I am wrong. I was also ordered to pay 50% of all uninsured medical, but I thought that was based on a pro-rata share also or that there was some kind of cap…around 250.00 or so. What IS the law on that? Wasn’t there a case? Mackins vs. Mackins that addressed these issues? Or, does the judge just have the discretion to order whatever he wants to, fair or not? And Ms. Nevicosi, I have NO answer or explanation as to WHY the judge refused to hear evidence of adultery in my case. Was told the judge was aware of the allegations, but was only going to focus on the financial issues. And I got screwed although the ex screwed around even with an admittance!