My cousin has visitation with his son a few times a week. He honestly is a screw up and has done alot of stupid things in his lifetime- and most times I am really annoyed by him. HOwever, when it comes to being a dad, he is amazing. He really loves his son an cherishes every second they have together.
When he first started paying court ordered child support he was a union worker making $27 an hour. He is no longer working that job and was not working for a period of time, however continued to pay what support he could. Now, He is back working, not the union job, but the judge told him that he would have to continue to pay his union wages of $27/hr when he is making $12/hr. The judge Told him if he didn't like it to get an attorney.
How is this possible or even LEGAL? My cousin is an idiot but I do not think this is fair at all.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Mar. 9, 2011 in General Parenting
CS is usually based on earning potential, not what they actually make, so if he made $27 at some point they assume he could be making the same if he wanted and base payment off of that.
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