I recently landed a second job that is only a couple hours a week just so I can have some spending cash due to child support payments leaving me financially strained.
However, I received a letter from my state’s child support office that they need to set up a deduction from my paychecks with my new employer that will take out the same amount of child support payments that are already being deducted from the full-time job’s paycheck.
What do I need to do to get this fixed?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Pennsylvania divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
It sounds like there may have been an error in how they are calculating your child support. Unfortunately, that is not that uncommon.
You are correct that having additional income will likely increase your child support obligation. However, it probably should not just double what you are currently paying.
Where I practice, the court looks at the income of both parties and utilizes a table in order to determine child support. It appears that your second job does not sound like it provides a regular amount of income.
In my state, the court will typically look at the income you would earn at this job over a six month period in order to determine by how much your second job is increasing your income.
You should contact the domestic relations section of the court in the county where your order originated and attempt to straighten out this issue. It is likely that your current support obligation will have to be modified to accurately account for the income from both of your jobs. You may be able to have the full amount taken from your primary employment.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.