I am taking my ex wife back to court to get our case moved from Alaska to California. When computing child support for one child, the amount came out to 581.00 per month. I make 2800 a month with the GI Bill and her and her spouse make 180,000 a year. She also has chosen not to work due to her having twins with the new husband and collects 1400 a month in disability in addition to her husbands earnings. This seems like alot of money to me and is there any way to dispute the amount?
I would like to preface my answer by saying I am not licensed in the state of Alaska or California. Different states use different methods of calculating support. Some are based on a percentage of the non-custodial parent's income. Some utilize an income share model which uses both parents income. Did you arrive at $581 a month using Alaska or California's calculator? You may want to see if they use the same method. I would recommend making sure that all the correct information is being used when calculating support. If mom's income is part of the calcultion, make sure the right amount is used. Sometimes income can be imputed based on the party should make not what she actually makes. This may be more difficult if she is receiving disability.