The system sucks
(Corpus Christi, TX, USA)
I took a job with a pay cut and hired a wuss of an attorney to get my child support modified. Without going into too much detail, my child support was going to drop by $500 bucks a month. Great, I thought! However, the judge felt that it was "too much" of a drop in child support, therefore ordered me to pay an extra $200 dollars a month instead. So basically, I am paying more than 20% for one child despite the fact that the Texas Statutes say it's 20% for one child. I always get screwed by the system and I have never onced missed a payment since 2004.
My ex makes over $20 dollars an hour and her husband, the one whom she cheated on me with, also makes good money. And they only have my daughter living with them. I am the bread winner in my family and we have a household of 4...go figure. What bothers me so much is that my ex is an evil witch.
In the past, she has denied my children to me on many occassions and has turned them against me and this judge felt the need to help her?? As a matter of fact, I was supposed to get my daughter for the Christmas holidays, which was the day after court, and my ex denied my visitation! So I don't get her this year for Christmas even though it was my turn.
But I can't do anything about it without continuing to battle her in court and I literally cannot afford it since I'm now in debt due to my pay cut and the extra money I paid in child support for the last 8 months. Besides, my attorney had no balls and seemed afraid to speak to the judge while in court. Won't ever use him again. Bottom line, the system sucks! Laws aren't followed and it seems like the "woman" always gets favored.