Anyone have experience with NCP moving out of state and travel expenses?
My DH and I have had custody of my SD's since May 2010. Mom had visitation and was ordered CS. In July 2012, she moved out of state. Since then, she has not paid her CS, but still expects us to pay 50% travel expenses, which are pretty expensive since she moved 1300 miles away. She states she cannot pay her support because she has been unable to find work, but can still spend $600 four times a year to come pick up my SD's. Her current husband makes more money alone than my DH and I do combined, so really, she chooses not to work.
My DH did not immediately do a modification of CS because frankly, we were thrilled she moved and we didn't want to go back to court, but we made in error in the agreed Parenting Plan they filed and did not specify that all visitation does not have to be taken in her state. Because it was vague and could be interpreted either way, she plans to take them every time and as the PP reads, we are responsible for getting them home. So, we are in the process of filing for enforcement and modification of CS and travel expenses. According to the worksheet, her CS will go up about $200/month.
I guess my question is...has anyone else been through this? If you get a CS modification, how much do they knock off of her obligation for travel expenses and is it wise for us to just volunteer to pay 50% for two trips? We can't really afford an attorney right now, so hoping someone has experience with this and can share your knowledge.