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In response to your answer, I am left wondering two things:
1. What are the 'relevant factors' that the court would consider? I am assuming that daycare is one of the costs that should be covered with the money I am giving to her every month. In addition, her work income is higher than mine. For what kind of reasons would the court NOT grant relief in this case?
2. I am concerned that the cost of taking this to court would be greater than the amount of relief that I would be granted. Would this require a full hearing to be decided, or are there other means of having the court grant the request? Do you think it would be a good strategy to have my lawyer set a hearing date to see whether this action alone may change her mind?
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