Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.That is a good question pertaining to wages. Typically the other parent can file a petition to modify support based on new wages and request a lower monthly obligation. The other parent, however, could potentially contest and claim that the demotion was voluntary and request that he be compelled to pay the original amount since the loss of income was his own responsibility. It can also permit the other parent to file for sole custodial rights, at least for the 6 months, but it does not affect relocation as it would still require consent from the other parent, even if he may not physically be located in that jurisdiction at that time.Good luck.
Thank you. A quick followup:
When contesting the reduction, could Mom request a higher amount since the original amount was based on Dad having the kids 40% of the time and therefore paying 40% of the daily expenses required to support them? Due to his demanding that she keep the kids full-time in his absence, her expenses would go up commensurately.
Frank,Thank you for your follow-up. Simply contesting the reduction is not the same as requesting an increase--the mother could file a petition on her own to modify custody and support based on her having the children full-time, which could then affect calculations. So yes, she could request he pay more if she has the children more than in the past.Good luck.
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