Is $50 worth going through and changing the cs order? *Edited
I figured out, while doing our budget, that my husband is overpaying in child support by $50 each month. Now, I know that doesn't sound like a lot but that's $600 a year we could use for our family and to save. My question is, is it worth going through the court and making the change? When the order was placed he made more at his second job. But since then his first and primary job's hours have changed and so he's not able to work the second job so much-maybe once a week, for four hours now.
And before people get all pissy about how he's not supporting his kid and should be happy to give anything, there's no way his kid uses $350 a month in anything-even factoring in rent, food, utilies. So that $50 extra, that we could be saving or using, isn't really a sweat off the mom's back. And why would it be fair for him to overpay and give money that's not really hers.
Updated: We talked about it last night in length. Made a pros and cons list and decided that he will go part time on his job and work from home and stop working his second job. This works awesome for us because my company is very pro-mom and he can bring the twins to me for breastfeeding. He also called the support office and told them. So now he'll only have to pay $200 a month in support. Yay for us. And to answer some questions, she's here once a week and never overnight anymore (we don't want to have to deal with her anxieties along with our crying twins, and I'm tired). She doesn't have a room in our house. What's the point if she's only here once a week? We have a five bedroom home but those rooms are filled and like I said, she doesn't need it here. And, since he can't have a family plan while only working part time at his work, she won't be covered on his insurance anymore. And I don't know where people are getting that I'll have to pay his support or insurance because he was assured it's not my responsibility to pay for. She's not my kid.