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mike67
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Paying support based on previous income level
      03/12/11 10:26 PM

Hello. Here is the background. Separated (not formerly) for 18 months, during which I continued to direct-deposit my paycheck into the joint checking account so that there was never any interruption in paying bills, mortgage, etc. My job has been in jeopardy due to lack of billable work since June, so I've been looking for a new job. After 7 months of diligently looking, I finally got an offer, but it involves moving cross-country AND it is at a significant pay-cut. After much deliberation, I decided that these things were preferable to the unemployment that I knew was coming in the next couple months. Within a week of discussing the new employment and move with my estranged spouse, she sets up an appointment with a divorce mediator, which is something she always found an excuse as to why it wasn't a good time to do so before.

So now, my question:
I am being told that spousal support and child support will be based on my previous higher paying job rather than my new lower paying job. Is this true?

I was advised on another part of this forum that my only possible approach is if I could get a statement from my boss that he did indeed advise me that a layoff was imminent and also provide proof that I searched for and did not turn-down offers of employment that would have provided the same income level. I can do both of these things, but wanted to hear advice about whether or not it will make much difference.

I want to do everything possible to support my children, and yes...my eventual ex-wife, but I took this new job in an honest attempt to remain reasonably employed in the face of being laid-off. I can't help but feel like I'm being penalized for being proactive and realistic in a hard economic time.

Thanks in-advance for any advice/information.

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* Paying support based on previous income level mike67 03/12/11 10:26 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level d2njti   03/13/11 11:35 AM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level hanzblinx   03/14/11 05:41 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level Maury   03/14/11 09:34 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level yregna   03/16/11 02:29 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level Maury   03/16/11 03:06 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level yregna   03/17/11 02:20 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level gr8Dad   03/17/11 02:36 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level Maury   03/17/11 02:43 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level gr8Dad   03/17/11 02:47 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level Maury   03/17/11 02:50 PM
. * * Re: Paying support based on previous income level yregna   03/18/11 11:25 AM

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