Im not sure how they came to the dollar figure for the increase but they are doing it based upon his/your combined income (meaning on the backend, what you can compensate for in place of his lost income) When you say you dont have enough for your housepayment you are being kind of deceptive. You have gas, lights, food, cable, misc...a whole bunch of stuff that comes with 'living'. You have NO money to redirect to your housepayment? Its a tough situation, I know. My ex went from about 800-1700 in CS over the course of our marriage to his ex. What could we do but tighten our belt? When the baby comes, you can argue for a re-evaluation of your payment based on the changed life situation but you may get one of those judges that says, 'his responsibility to this one, didnt end when he married you'.
So...go for the home based idea, reduce the needs/luxuries in areas that you can..and be ready to go in to court again to argue for an adjustment. The new baby is going to be expensive.
Im going to guess that he kinds sprung this support stuff on you....mine did. My empathies..it can be way frustrating.
· 1 decade ago