-Could you explain your situation a little more?Are you asking if you should try to get custody changed or whether you should get a second job?
How old are your children?
Was custody a contested issue in your divorce and when was the divorce final?
it was final in Feb of 2011. Yes should i get a second job? I affaid that if she gets it recaluated I will not get ahead.
Dear JACUSTOMER - As you know, the child support is based on the respective incomes of the parties so it is possible that it could be recalculated based on an increase in your income. Any increase would certainly not be equal to the increase in your pay so you would have more money however all of this would depend on the amount of extra income and whether it would be sufficient to cause an increase in support. The courts typically do not cater to persons who file a new motion for an increase or decrease in support every time the other party has some small change in their financial situation so if you get some part time job to earn a small amount of extra income it may not be something the court will consider as "changed circumstances" to warrant a change in support. It certainly isn't automatic and she would have to file a motion and have a hearing.
So I can't say for certain that you would not have an increase in support but I can say that it wouldn't be equal to all of your extra income. Therefore you will have to make the financial decision as to whether it is worth the effort to earn some extra cash. Getting a change of custody is an expensive and difficult process this soon after a divorce is final. You would have to show a major change in the children's lifestyle to warrant an order from the court to change custody this soon.
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