41% for 2 children

by Mary
(Batavia, NY)

I appeared before a judge in Batavia, NY to try and have my child support reduced. I gross on a straight week $420. The judges original order was $177 for 4 children home and 2 of those in college. I went back to court to have the amount reduced because One of the 2 is married now and the other moved out. The judge did not change the order and I will continue to have $177/ week deducted from my check which is over 41% before any taxes are removed. I am in shock. My spouse grosses over $800 weekly and with my money will have with overtime over $1000 a week to pay his bills while I have under $200 a week to pay my bills. Who else with less than half the income of the other spouse has to pay this much. My spouse recently bought a newer Trailblazer with payments. He is going on a second week long vacation which will cost nearly $2000. I am in debt to my sister for paying for repairs on my car. I owe the IRS $1200 and am forced to go bankrupt. I cannot afford to see my counselor anymore because of the totally unfair amount the judge rendered. How is any of this fair. I left an abusive marriage and am trying my best to establish a relationship with my children. I slaved for my spouse and when I did work he kept every cent I made. The judge didn't even look at the financial disclosures. A friend says the judge must hate me. I will never have anything in life. I love my children and don't mind supporting them. But 25% is the standard for 2 children. Why when he makes over double what I make is he awarded so much money. Is there a way to appeal?????????

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money to my millionaire x
by: Molly

I gross $430/week - Dad bribes boys to live with him. Each now has a brand new car, with corp. gas card. Dad makes $350,000/yr. I pay him $750/mo in child support, which covers gas in his speed boat for one weekend. His net worth is 5 million dollars. Why are we divorced? Money can't buy you love, unless you are a teenager.

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File An Appeal
by: Anonymous

You have the right to appeal contact the Clerk of Court in the County the Order was issued. You only have a certain amount of time in which to appeal, so I would do it immediately.

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children in college - still count for support
by: Anonymous

You have to pay while your children are in college - until they are 21. If he or she is not in college than they would removed from your obligation. If that's the case you need to file a modification.
that's my understanding anyway...

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