Thursday, December 22, 2005

Another bad order

I just got another ridiculous order from Commissioner Joseph of the family court. This one retroactively requires an increase in my child support payments.

Apparently he searched the file, and discovered that at one point I had to pay extra because of "a deviation from guideline due to imputation of income based on the father's having no mortgage or rent payment for his house".

I had convinced Judge Kelly to drop that charge, but now Commissioner Joseph says, "However, Judge Kelly failed to perpetuate his calculated deviation for father's housing circumstance." So he ordered me to pay an extra $1062 per month, retroactive to last year.

This makes no sense. I've paid off my mortgage so I have to pretend that my ex-wife is the bank and send her my mortgage payments instead? As usual, Commissioner Joseph gives no justification, and I cannot find any statute or precedent for such payments.

1 comment:

George said...

My ex-wife did ask for some more money retroactively under a different theory. Perhaps the judge couldn't figure out what she was asking for, and found a theory to give her some other money instead. I don't know. It doesn't make much sense to me.