Re: Child Support
RF, you make a moderately valid point, and we had already decided to get married before I posted this... we've just decided to move the date up now, because she's more angry about this situation than I am. Tell me though, what is to stop a couple from getting married just to put an end to the support order and then terminate the marriage, particularly since I've discovered that it's cheaper to get married than it is to attempt to fight the CSEA in court.
After she told them that we wanted to stop the support, they send notice today that they have more than doubled my monthly payments beginning next month, taking roughly 50% of my pay to send back to us... after they take their poundage of course. This is seriously bordering on harassment. There is no need to increase the support payments from $337 a month to $712, particularly since she's now making more than she was when she filed, plus working overtime. It's a last chance cash grab on their part, and I had several people in law tell me today that they don't see what legal ground they have to stand on.
Also, my fiancee called CSEA today to tell them we're getting married, and they told her now that just getting married isn't enough to lift the support order, we'll still have to pay to file another motion and get it approved. Seriously, they still want to be paid to put our money on a debit card that only she has access to and has limitations placed on it.
This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.
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