CS and Covid
I am still dealing with my ex and his wife wanting to reduce CS. (He is military and is retiring after his 20 yrs- this does give a retirement check but not enough to solely live off of for most people at the ripe age of 41). He is going to be a stay at home dad to their children.
Apparently they consulted with an attorney in CA (where they currently live) who said that due to covid people are being allowed to stop CS until schools open up and they can find child care where they live. They are moving to Maryland in March.
I just can't wrap my head around that. Maybe it is a thing, but at the end of the day they can hire a nanny to take care of their kids. He has a Master's degree in project management and 21 yrs of military service moving right outside of all of the major DC bases. There is no way he wouldn't be making 100K or more plus his $2900 per month retirement check. He is CHOOSING to stay home with other kids and not provide for his older children.
Am I crazy in this? I told his wife that we are just going to have to go to mediation over it. I can't in good conscience voluntarily reduce CS when I am currently taking so much less than would be awarded to my kids in court.
Has anyone here been able to have their DH stop paying CS because of Covid and "2nd" family children's childcare? I am curious what a judge will actually say...
Is anyone in Maryland? Are daycare centers even closed there?