Am I paying too much? 50% physical custody and still paying $1,900 per month in support.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:58 AM
I have a career with above average earnings (including bonus for 2011, over $19,000 per month). My ex wife earns about $45,000 per year as a teacher.
I pay all Health Insurance. I also pay all tuition for the kids' private school education at just over $10,000 per year.
The standard calculation in the Child Support Worksheet was $2,250 per month. I was able to get this amount reduced to $1,900 per month as the "children reside with the party obliged to pay a transfer payment a significant amount of time."
Since the children live with me half the time, is this too much? All the expenses she can claim she has due to the children are duplicated at my house as they live with us an equal amount of time.
Do I have a case to have my child support obligation further reduced?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:17 AM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:00 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:50 AM
I don't know the specifics of WA child support law/guidelines, and it is purely coincidental that the percentage I made up results in a number that is exactly what you are paying. It is likely that your payment of the kids' health insurance gets taken into account, and the payment of the school tuition might also get taken into account. But I hope this explanation makes the point.
As to your question, I don't really see why you would think you might be able to get your support payment reduced. You said that "[t]he standard calculation in the Child Support Worksheet was $2,250 per month." Presumably, the calculation that resulted in that number took into account all of the information in your post (as did whatever caculation produced the $350 reduction of that number). Right?
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