Wondering if there is any sense in going back to court to seek a restructure of my divorce decree... details below.
I am in Texas, divorced in 2005. My ex and I share 50:50 split custody with our son.
Owing to disparate incomes, I pay her a child support of $6,600 per year, plus one half of everything for our son.
She is a CPA and a professional with an income capable of sustaining her and my son during her weeks. I do not know her income, but best-guess is $90,000-ish. She owns our old house (the mortgage on it, anyway). I suspect our income gap is about what it was during the original decree.
I am now expecting a child with my new wife in November of this year. I do not know if or how this could impact my decree.
My ex has not remarried and as yet has no other children.
For my original divorce decree, I went in uncontested and her lawyer drew up the papers. I know, I know, I know, please don't say it, I see the hole in my head and still taste gunpowder every time I sneeze, believe me. I don't know if this has any impact on a future restructuring.
My goal of course would be to remove the child support payments altogether, or at the very least set up a separate account in my son's name that only he could access.
The risk is that I go back to court to restructure, and it either gets worse, or stays the same, and now I'm out lawyer and court fees.
Thoughts? Any help is much appreciated!
Is there hope, or should I head to the bar and drink away these dirty nagging thoughts...
- Eric (Dallas, TX)What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?