Recently, there has been a significant reduction in my children’s daycare expenses due to my youngest child entering kindergarten. Several months ago, I contacted my ex (who has primary physical custody) to request a modification. She has refused to share her financial information, so that I can’t get a truly accurate payment based on the state worksheets, and will only agree to an amount that’s around $125 a month more than what I estimate to be my legal obligation. She also refuses to meet with a mediator unless I cover the full expense of the mediation session (around $1000). I’ve filed a motion to modify, but due to a backlog in the courts, they can’t even set a court date until some time in 2010 (date to be determined). In the mean time, I’m having to pay around $400 a month more than I should and will have to do so until our hearing or she agrees to a lower payment (not likely). Is there anything I can do to request reimbursement for the months of overpayment?
Thanks in advance.