In my latest court order I was awarded child support payments from my ex-wife, but the Judge ordered me to pay the first $250 per year in uninsured medical, dental, ortho, etc. expenses for each child every year. What is the purpose of this first $250 clause?
I’ve already met the $250 requirement for this year…and when I submit expenses to my ex she applies a 25% reduction (in her favor) to every expense…she claims it is because I have the tax deduction for the children.
In other words, instead of paying the expense at our current ratios she reduces the expense by 25% and then applies the ratios; and in so doing she drastically increases my percent share…(i.e. $100 expense times 25% = $75 the ratios are applied to the $75 rather than the $100 expense). Does this seem right? I’m afraid I can’t afford to go to court again for something like this, but that looks like what she is after - to win by attrition…
I hope this makes sense! I know I am confused…Thanks.