Raising CS because the recieving parent quit their job?
All of these CS posts have me thinking of a few other scenarios - Would it be fair, or right, to raise CS if the receiving parent voluntarily quit their job?
When DH and BM divorced, BM was actually making a bit more than DH. She worked there for a few more years after the divorce. About a year ago, BM quit her job. Her reason – now that she wasn’t working, she had a more flexible schedule and should have SS full time. Due to some financial decisions, she had to get another job a few weeks later. At her new job she only earned a fraction what she was making previously.
I guess my thought process behind this is – If CS is based on your earning potential, should voluntarily quitting your job entitle you to more child support money? In my opinion, quitting your job isn’t the same as getting laid off or fired. You choose to leave your job, and choose to change your earnings.
Another example would be, if one parent left their job to become a stay at home mom/dad. Should the child support go up, because the receiving parent has decided to stay home?