Today we see politicians claiming change, new beginings and the old way needs to go bye bye. Well I agree and it seems like we are maybe moving towards those goals in some areas and still in the dark ages in another. You read about and watch it on TV.. people going to drastic measures and imaginable outcomes after a child suport hearing decision. Why? Because it is completly unfair. Here is my recent story of a child support outcome in Malone NY. (this is not fiction/have court documents to back it up)
I was engaged in 2008 and my x fiance and I had a beautiful baby girl in 2009. She had a change of heart, missed her home town and decided to move back to NY from VA. Before she decided to leave we sat down with a mediatior and had a written aggreement drafted on child custody, support payments and visitation. (we could not get into court so that was the decision at the time) It was then notorized and she left for NY.
Almost 2 years later I'm visited by a sheriff at work with a NY supena for court on child support and custody. Note: I have been making payments of $900 cash a month from the second she left, never missed one payment and have payed all the medical expenses for our child. To make a long story short, the NY court put the trial case for support infront of the custody case. So we did not have a order of custody and I was ordered to pay: $1554 in cash every month, all medical expenses, all dental and 86% of day which equals to $560 a month.
In the child support case my attorney picked apart the monthly expenses and it only totaled around $800 a month. Why in god's green earth would someone have to pay almost double?? There are individuals that run from their obligations and I understand why the leagal system would be hard on them, but what about the successfull fathers who loose in court and have to pay ridicuous payments just because of their income level. Note: all child's needs met/ why pay double and sometimes triple?
Here is my claim: We had a contract agreement signed and notorized by both parties that supplied more than enough support and 100% medical coverage by me. The NY state court threw the aggreement out and railroaded me to $2260 a month in total out of pocket expense. Why? Where in the world does this calculation come from??? The agreement was in guidlines from Virginia where our daughter was born and I reside. I payed over $17900 in voluntary support and 100% medical. None of that was taken into calculation plus they want over $3000 in back support from the original date the motion was filed by my x's attourney in April.
I have several individuals looking into this and providing support. Please, if you know of any movement to provide a solution to the NY State court unfair rulings please respond. I believe in fair equal support for the best interest of the child in matter. Not lottery payments to the custodial parent so they can quit their job.