Q: Is it an illegal practice to determine how much child support you want to pay and then put in false amounts to reach it.
My husband is projecting that I could make $ 32,000 although I gave up my career to stay home with our 4 children for 16 years. So he is using that number, but refuses to use the current year for his wages.
A: The question is probably is it proper, not is it illegal. Even if you agree on the amount of child support, the numbers you use now could affect whether you would qualify for a child support modification in the future. If the Court finds your earning capacity is $32,000 now, it could be very difficult to convince the Court that your earning capacity is less than that in the future.
You should retain an attorney to assist you in your divorce. Not doing so, could be a costly mistake now or years into the future.
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