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Thank you for your question. The money loaned to you may be considered income for purposes of determining the child support amount.
How much does the other parent earn? How much time do you spend with the child?
She earns 500 dollars a month and i dont spend time with the baby
we used to live together on and off while i was trying to find work ..
The $55,000 per year, does that include the money that your mother gives you?
that is my salary as of july 2010
Are you planning to disclose the money your mother gives you?
my mother gave me that money so that i could support myself and chloe..
Running the calculation, be back in just a moment
i dont think i have a choice in disclosing the amounts.. they reviewed my financials .. the deposits were made to my bank accounts.. they have access to that information i believe
How much money does she give you?
there is no fixed amount or time.. she would give me the money.. and when i was running out and getting desperate i would swallow my pride and ask again.
until i got a job i was helpless.. she gave me a total of 20000 from december 09 to july 10
she transferred 10,00 in august when she was visiting .. does that become an asset as well??
Hypothetically, they may consider looking at all the money given over a year period, combine it with your income and divide by 12 to get a monthly income for you. If that occurs, with these numbers you could be looking at a child support amount around $1,600. (Your current income with the money from your mother would put your income around $70-80k.)
then what do i do.. i earn 55,000 and i have debts
to my mother and friends..
but i still pay 1600
very possibly, it depends on how child support looks at the money you get from your mother
i dont want to ask too many questions.. if they indeed calculate 1,600.. can i get a lawyer and appeal it..
Generally not. The way child support is changed is if there is a substantial change in circumstances. Otherwise if you try to go into court and try to contest it without there being evidence of a substantial change (i.e. a change in the amount of time you spend with your child, a change in jobs, etc.), the court is likely to disregard the request.
so should i go in with a lawyer?
I really cannot answer that. Given the information they have and that it is merely a numbers game, an attorney may not help you a lot. It is really a matter of what makes you the most comfortable. If you are comfortable advocating for yourself then an attorney may not be necessary. However, if you are really scared, then you may consider retaining counsel.
No problem. Best of luck to you!