I recently attended my temp hearing for post separation support. I represented myself and think I did well. However, there are some things I wish I would have asked during my cross examination that I thought of after the hearing. There was no ruling as the judge stated she had to crunch some numbers. My ex stated many wants at this hearing but only one want was really a need. All except for medical insurance, many of her requests were things that I felt were not needed. Anyway, her lawyer request $900.00 in PSS and that would be on top of the $1100.00 I am paying in CS. My take home pay is $3200 a month. I have rent, food and other bills I must pay to support myself as well. My ex complains she has to work an extra 15 hours a week to make ends meet. This is a joke. We have three kids and I pay my support plus some. She pays for her car, food and utilities. She has a couple of credit cards as well. Her take home pay is $300.00 a month less than mine. What is the chance she will be awarded this much in PSS. I could never pay that and survive. ALL her reasonable needs are being met and she even has some savings at the end of the month. The judge will rule anyway but just curious to what you think.
Had to buy another car because the vehicle I had broke down. I have three kids and need reliable transportation. I used the cash for clunkers program and bought the cheapest car I could get. ( Chevy Aveo)
They used this against me. Her lawyer stated I could just use my motorcycle for transportation. Unfortunately, I forgot to tell the court that was the reason for the new purchase. Brainfarted I guess.
Due to overtime, my pay seems inflated but this OT is only available at the end of every three month quarter and is never guaranteed. Making my monthly bills is what is important to me, so I am hoping the judge sees that that OT is not typically there every month.