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Child support/ military question

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

My ex is military, an E4 and I am trying to go for a review of our child support since he is paying based in him making about $1300 a month (before he went into the military). I filed 2 years ago for the review but he he never sent in the paper work and the court has been so backed up, they haven't done anything about it. So now I am going through child support enforcement (we have a case open with them).

Now to the actual question, he lives in the barracks for free. He could choose to move out on his own and he would get basic housing allowance, it would be about $900 a month. But the way it was explained to me, he basically waves the housing allowance to get to live in the barracks. Is child support calculated with or without the basic housing allowance? A friend of mine, who's DH is military said she thinks it's with. Does anyone know for sure? In child support, the difference would be close to $200 a month

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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Fields456
by Ruby Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM
It is I get $300 my xh is an E4


Quoting Anonymous:

No, BAH doesn't count...but it really depends on the judge.. $310 a month sounds about right for E-4.

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Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

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CABZS
by Emerald Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Just so you know if he is single & has no kids w/him the only way he can live off post is if they do not have room for him in the barracks!  That is how it is in the Army.

So don't assume he can live off post.

His income won't be much more than a few hundred than when you took him for before military.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

That's for before the military. It would be $440 a month based on what he is making plus $20 a month for back child support which is already ordered (he owes $7000)

Quoting Anonymous:

No, BAH doesn't count...but it really depends on the judge.. $310 a month sounds about right for E-4.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I have seen a friend of mine's, not great but no worse then some studio apartments I have seen. Around here, even a crappy studio apartment is $550 a month, plus you have to figure he is getting free utilities and he gets to eat for free

Quoting AFWifeNMom:

I am sorry, I don't know anything about CS. I am still married to my kids father. But it is not the same thing as paying it back to the military...have you eer seen those barracks?? They are NOT $900/mo worthy...




Quoting Anonymous:

If he actually gets it, I know for a fact it would. I just am wondering if it still counts because he is basically paying it back to the military to get to live for free in the barracks


Quoting AFWifeNMom:

It would average out to about te same I think. Because he makes less now without BAH but he also doesn't have any bills to pay.



And the BAH isn't counted on taxes so I doubt it would count on CS




SweetPea2004
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

My ex is military and I do not get any of his bah

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Never heard of an E-4 paying that much (w/o arrears of course). My dh is an E-6.


Quoting Anonymous:

That's for before the military. It would be $440 a month based on what he is making plus $20 a month for back child support which is already ordered (he owes $7000)


Quoting Anonymous:

No, BAH doesn't count...but it really depends on the judge.. $310 a month sounds about right for E-4.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

He told me they let them choose once they hit E4

Quoting CABZS:

Just so you know if he is single & has no kids w/him the only way he can live off post is if they do not have room for him in the barracks!  That is how it is in the Army.

So don't assume he can live off post.

His income won't be much more than a few hundred than when you took him for before military.


SweetPea2004
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

This is not true for every case I don't get any of my ex's bah nor do any of my divorced friends with military ex's.

Quoting RMB2011:

If he gets BAH (ie he lives off base) then yes it would count. But since he lives on base he doesn't get BAH so it doesn't.


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SweetPea2004
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

You need better facts it also depends on where he is stationed. Also why are you going after his bah it is for him to live and is factored on dependents that live with him at least 50% of the year. My ex can't claim my dd for bah so why would I take it?

Quoting Anonymous:

He told me they let them choose once they hit E4

Quoting CABZS:

Just so you know if he is single & has no kids w/him the only way he can live off post is if they do not have room for him in the barracks!  That is how it is in the Army.

So don't assume he can live off post.

His income won't be much more than a few hundred than when you took him for before military.



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