I just got out of a family court status conference with my ex-wife and Commissioner Irwin H. Joseph. I think that he wants to get rid of us. He pretended not to know about the appellate court ruling, and told us to go away and come back for 6 months. He said that he doesn't need to see us while we pursue discovery issues. He scheduled a status conference for us on Oct. 24, and asked if that was acceptable.
I said that I thought that we'd have to meet sooner in order to reconcile the child support order with the recent appellate decision. At that point he explained that he had read the appellate decision, and he made a point out of saying that he had been upheld on three of the four issues on appeal. He said that we gets gets official notice of the remand from the appellate court, the family court will send out notice of a scheduled hearing to deal with it. I asked about adjusting the figures for my ex-wife's current job, and he said that it could be done at the same time if it were stipulated, but otherwise I'd have to bring a separate motion. He admitted the obvious inefficiencies, but said that the court works that way, and we have no choice about it.
Then we left. I guess that I continue paying what I have been paying, for now.
If you think your new child support will be lower, you should file a separate motion to adjust the child support ASAP. The new support will then be retroactive to the date you filed the motion.
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