What is the name of your state?NY
I have a question. I just received summons papers from Family court to modify the support order. It looks like he isnt being represented. He filled out the paperwork and included a "story" typed up (filled with bad grammar, mispellings, run on sentences etc) saying he and his boss had confrontations and the last one was in Beginning of Dec. I guess he hurt his knee before that but returned to light duty. He says he got into a argument with boss and left. He says he basically quit his job. He states he Hasnt tried to talk with his boss since the last argument (Maybe he should consider trying to get the job back and reconcile). He says he has a new job but doesnt have that experience for that job so he has low pay. He says hes making $300 before taxes so he went from over $40,000 a yr down to $15,600 a yr. He states he cant afford his wife and kids at home. He doesnt list dates or names, or even the name of the employer for his "new" job. How does one pay a mortgage and provide for a family of 6 on less than $16,000 a yr?
Now he has the experience for that first job. He said that its not the season for the job he has now (but the one he quit was all seasons)
Now my question is what are the possibilities they will grant him this? Its no ones fault but his own that he walked out on his job. Will they go by his experience and knowledge and take into consideration what he was making. Thats a BIG drop and I find it very hard to believe that he is making $250+ less than me. When he could easily get at least $10-12 an hr at a warehouse or doing some other type of manual work.
If I was to quit my job because I got into an argument with my boss or i didnt like it, I couldnt expect him to pay more support and actually get it. If he had that many problems with the boss he could have contacted labor dept or what not esp if he was "working 6 days and being paid 5". Shows how much he cares for his wife and "kids" at home to just throw that $40,000 job out the window. He hasnt been looking for long either hes been out of work since Beginning of Dec. Filed these papers on Christmas Eve.
Would they go by guidelines for that career? Or what he could make? I think hes playing a game. If hes making $7.50. The people who work at mcdonalds around here make more than that an hr.
Anyone know if he has a good chance of getting it reduced. Its being seen in front of the same magistrate as my original order finalized in Feb 2005 back when I agreed to a lower amount below the guidelines.
He had also told this magistrate that he didnt have any other kids back in Feb.