lower amount I must pay in child support?
by Virginia hostetter
(Ebensburg, PA, USA)
I am the mother of 2 children ages 17 and 14, who are in a shared custody arrangements (50/50--1 week with mom, the 1 week with dad, etc.). I am required to pay child support to my ex. (which is rediculous because he is spending the money to purchase new truck, new camper, new hot tub, etc.)
In January my ex's father died. The ex was business partners with him on a few properties and investments that were "hidden" from the child support determination in the first place. I suspect that he got a substancial inheritance in the last few months as the estate settled.
Is it possible to make him produce this amount of money he inherited and to possibly reduce my child support obligation?
I have another child to my new husband, and travel over 45 miles to work one way--between the cost of transportation, and the cost of child care for my sone, I am bearly getting by. I have a good job and my salary is around $72K/year, but after deductions for healthcare, taxes and child support
I am lucky if I bring home $25K. I can afford a new truck or car, and certainly no new hot tub. PA child support laws are rediculous!! The don't really support the children because my kids still come to me for the majority of their clothing, make up, shoes, hair cuts, school supplies, etc. And I pay the taxes on his "free money>"
repeating my question: Is it possible to make him produce this amount of money he inherited and to possibly reduce my child support obligation?