Is this legal?
My ex-wife wants more money, so I'm back in court yet again. She was finally successful in running off my new girlfriend. I have two children with my ex-wife and one child with my ex-girlfriend which I pay child support on. When I went to court on July 29, 2009, the child support attorney added all three children together on the disso master software to calculate an incorrect amount.
I asked how they would include the income of both mothers. How would they accurately calculate the healthcare, the tax information, and different visitation? They said it needs to be done this way to assure she gets a fair amount. With only my ex-wife present, they used one mothers income (ex-girlfriend in the amount of $3,200 a month), and all three children were added stating zero visits for one child which is not true. I make 19.44 an hour, and my ex wife makes 16.75 an hour. They ordered me to pay 1,645 month for all children. I tried to get them to correct it and look at their typo, but they said it is an enforced, retroactive, temporary order to your ex-wife until they can get my ex-girlfriend to come down and sign.
I used the California child support guideline support calculator (that is on their website), and the correct amount should be $379.00 to my ex-wife based on salary, visitation, and tax status, and $752.00 to my ex-girlfriend based on salary, visitation, and tax status. Unfortunately, I can't get this corrected until our next hearing on September 30, 2009. Which at that time, my ex-girlfriend is ordered to appear. It should be a very interesting day with my ex-wife and my ex-girlfriend both present despite the restraining orders they have against each other.
The real question here is typo error, lack of training or intentional bias act from the child support attorney due to the sorrow they felt for my ex-wife? I know that the intentional bias seems far fetched, but you would have had to see for yourself to know what I mean.
I wish our system was accurate and fair! I do want to take care of all my children; I just want to know that it is correct and that we can all manage to live at the same time.