How will BM react when she's getting less money?
It's pretty well established that BM loves money from my DH. She actually took DH to court and ended up costing more in lawyer fees than the money she was awarded from DH. Our lawyer, on the other hand, deducted the amount awarded from his bill because DH was paying BM according to his lawyers advice.
We're Canadian, which means every person who has a child receives the Canadian Child Benefit for each child. You are legally obligated to immediately report any change of custody. When you move to shared parenting (which is generally considered 40/60 by the government) they automatically start giving you 50% of what you are entitled to for that kid.
DH finally sent his forms in last week. Since the change isn't effective until July, we have a bit to see how BM feels about it. I'm not sure if she is also required to report it, or how it works. I've heard of some parents not reporting it and then ending up having to pay back the amounts.
I'm just imagining a blow up. Even though she only has SS11 half the time she will feel she's owed money for the full time. Likely to keep his quality of life during those weeks he's there.
I suppose it might not be such a shock if she worked. But these days she fills her time with her studies (a psychology degree- go figure) and not for profit podcasts about mental health.
Predictions? Choose from one of the scenerios or create your own.
A) BM has also filed the change and is anticipating the reduced income. There will be no drama
BM will not file the claim. She will demand DH send his share of the CCB.
C) BM will not file the claim, and will take DH to court again for more parenting time.