I am a substitute teacher. I do not get called for work everyday. I was paying $305 monthly child support as part of an order for protection.
On Jan. 6, 2009, my wife had the order extended. As part of the modification of the order, she asked that my child support amount be increased. The judge asked me what I made per week. Not thinking, I said $400 per week (as I have sometimes worked 4 days at $100 per day). I also have a second job that brings in $140 per week. The judge then upped my child support payment to $1000 per month.
He assumed I made $400 per week from substitute teaching week in and week out. He did not take into consideration the fact that I do not get work everyday, nor that there are many school holidays where there is no work. Three months of summer will be here soon and there will be no work as well, and I do not continue to get paid when there are breaks. Do you have any pointers for me?