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I am a US Soldier stationed in Germany. Can they make me pay spousal support 1 year after my divorce was final? I am paying child support (roughly 450 dollars) at the German rate and they want me to pay 1,000 dollars extra for spousal support now. Those dollar amounts are based on a .76 exchange rate and the court does not care about the exchange rate and my pay is calculated before taxes. I really need assistance here, I had the judge laugh in my face in court when I asked him to set a fixed exchange rate for my child support. There was no property division, and a car we co-owned she sold. The legal office where I am stationed would not help me because she went to them first and even when moved 100 miles away.
My son is 6 years old, at the time when my divorce was final in November of 2011 he was 5. He is in the German kindergarten which ends at 1500. My ex-wife who works part time Monday through Thursday is the one who picks him up. She claims that there is no day care in the area she lives in and that because she takes college courses online that she can not work full time. The fact is that I am in the same college as her and I work more hours than her.
According to a statement from her employer, she works 20 hours a week, 5 hours per day.
Her pay advice for shows std.lohn 1 at 11,92 and std. lohn 2 at 11,92 . Durchschn.1 at 11,92 and AZK-std. at 9,72.
In addition, my military pay (LES) is no longer the same yet they used her lawyers calculations from my old pay (all before taxes are deducted). I had provided proof in May 2013 from the military finance office that my pay was to change in July 2013. It does not seem fair.
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