Is this legal?

by James
(Palmdale, CA)

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.

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Oct 17, 2009
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Is it legal
by: Anonymous

I am from minnesota, I now live in Boise, my child support is to be amended. minnesota law states. It is unfair to raise an existing order 20% or 75$ The court will not tell you the law, it is up to you to read california law and defend yourself. I bet cali has a similar law. I have saved my ass by educating myself. don't trust lawyers to tell you the truth either. they don't care. I fired my first one. just read child support law. you will be surprised at what human services will do, they are like prosecuters, they go for everything, most people think they are law, they are only "representatives" for women. don't back down from them. READ THE LAW

Sep 24, 2009
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No chance
by: Anonymous

Sorry to say, but the woman always wins. Ever notice when you go to sit down and discuss the amount to be paid, they want to see all your check stubs and tax papers, and all she has to do is say I make 8.00 and hour, and they say ok without seeing any proof? Or how about when she is quits her job so she can stay at home and collect more money.. lol, she even says she needs childcare while at home so it will save their spot..Save it for what?? You don't plan on ever working agian....lol ONE BIG JOKE!!!!

How about $900.00 a month for one child age 9. BTW, I make 16.00 an hour

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