U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-20-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: In the Hood, Brooklyn, NY
362 posts, read 718,668 times
Reputation: 389

Advertisements

My ex-wife recently lost one of her jobs. Although she still has her other job, she is not making the same amount of money back when the courts calculated the child support I needed to pay. It has been three years since the judgement and I was told that my child support will be re-evaluated to see if an increase is justified. Although I have received a promotion and have no problem in paying more because of it, will the courts take in consideration that she is not making the same amount of money as she did three years ago and increase my support because of it?

Second, I am also considering getting married in the next year or two. Would the courts calculate my spouse's salary as extra income and increase my support too?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-20-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
45,270 posts, read 88,327,988 times
Reputation: 39846
Quote:
Originally Posted by akatrk View Post
My ex-wife recently lost one of her jobs. Although she still has her other job, she is not making the same amount of money back when the courts calculated the child support I needed to pay. It has been three years since the judgement and I was told that my child support will be re-evaluated to see if an increase is justified. Although I have received a promotion and have no problem in paying more because of it, will the courts take in consideration that she is not making the same amount of money as she did three years ago and increase my support because of it?

Second, I am also considering getting married in the next year or two. Would the courts calculate my spouse's salary as extra income and increase my support too?
Your second wife's salary would have no bearing on the amount of support you are ordered to pay, even if she's a millionaire

Your support is only increased when your salary level is increased - it will not go up because her salary went down. This is because each parent is ordered to pay a percentage toward supporting the child based on an income formula of what they take home in a 40 hour week, even if they aren't working 40 hours.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: State of Being
35,885 posts, read 67,029,152 times
Reputation: 22370
Your ex can file for a "change of circumstance" ruling from the court, wh/ puts the wheels in motion for a hearing where both your salaries and expenses will be reviewed. The court can increase your c/s obligation at that time.

Here is some good info - and link that explains a lot about child support in NC:

To modify an existing child support order that is three years old or older, a difference of 15% or more between the amount of the existing order and the amount of child support resulting from the guidelines based on the parents' current incomes and circumstances is considered a "substantial change of circumstances" warranting modification. If the order is less than three years old, proof must be presented to show a substantial change of circumstances.

NC Child Support Calculator | Haas McNeil, Raleigh, NC (http://www.carolinafamilylaw.com/child_support.html - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2009, 01:03 PM
 
1,670 posts, read 5,799,162 times
Reputation: 1178
Akatrk, your location reads Brooklyn. If so, NY child support differs from NC. Below is NY link for your review. Also, note that NY child support orders are in effect until the child is 21, provided they are in school. If your ex is in New York and the order is validated there, you will have to follow NY law.

https://newyorkchildsupport.com/chil...standards.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: In the Hood, Brooklyn, NY
362 posts, read 718,668 times
Reputation: 389
Thanks for the answers guys.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top