Court Mediation with BM
So BM agreed to court mediation to review CS after our lawyer requested to go back to court and she can't afford it. When she first got the letter she went all Crazy Town like we anticipated and finally agreed to mediation instead of court.
We arrived and she sat there looking smug for some unknown reason. That is until our lawyer and the mediator gave her proof the calculations were not made up. We have been overpaying her by $500 for the past year. According to the fact we have SD 5 days a week as opposed to the original CO stating only two days a week AND we pay for daycare... she should have been paying us since that technically makes DH the Custodial Parent. I swear her face went white when the lawyer gave her the actual amount we should be paying her a month: $248. Not $900. She looked to her lawyer for back up and he said to her "you told me that you had both kids 5 days a week, that was the basis for fighting this.. if the father has daughter 5 days and the son 3 days you cannot expect to be paid all of that and still expect him to come up with daycare."
As I am thinking to myself "wow you seriously lied to your own lawyer??" she of course starts crying--which provoked an eyeroll on my behalf. She goes on and on saying "I am not making that much at the bar anymore how will I live?" Both lawyers actually said "well if they have the kids for the majority of the week, you are free to pick up extra shifts (since she only works two days a week) or find better employment."
Ah this was a satisfying meeting and I am glad it got resolved without getting too nasty. But there were times we were eating ramen noodles for a few days after paying child support and daycare AND having to buy food, diaper and formula for 5 days a week. Cheers to the weekend my friends!!