I just got out of family court before Commissioner Irwin H. Joseph again. This time my ex-wife was asking for increased child support because she has the kids all the time. I argued that the only reason she has them all the time is because she has disobeyed court orders and refused to let me visit my kids. There is a hearing on her refusal to obey the court order scheduled for Oct. 8.
I pointed out that the Jan. 11 child support order is currently being contested on appeal, and that he has no jurisdiction to hear an issue that is before the appeal court. Cmr Joseph conceded that was correct, but said that he could change the support orders based on a significant change in circumstances. I pointed out that there has been no such change since his Jan. 11 order. He said that I was wrong, and that the change was that I have not visited the kids.
He also granted my ex-wife's request to perpetuate the mortgage deviation. That is where I pay her an extra $1062 per month because I do not have a mortgage on my house. I reminded him that I reversed him on appeal once on that issue, and a second reversal is pending. He said he was making his order contingent on that second appeal, so that if he is wrong, I do not have to get him reversed on appeal a third time.
My ex-wife also tried to get extra money for private school and dance lessons, but that is already included in the child support I am already paying.