So i know in our state (MA) theres a formula and its based solely on dad's income.
My fiance carries the insurance for BM and the kid. in their decree, it states that each year they are to examine each other's plans to determine whose is cheapest. whoever has the cheaper insurance must carry the kid and the ex spouse. BM has PURPOSELY worked only 30 hours per week as the rate for insurance at her job for 30 hours per week is much higher than it is for 40. if she worked 40 hours, her plan would be cheaper and the three of them would go on hers.
her argument back at the time of divorce was that she couldnt work FT because kid was young, needed her home, and she was going to school. SD will be 15 this fall and BM has flunked out of college (3 times now) and has given up. No reason why she cant work FT.
Do you think a judge would force her to work FT and take insurance in exchange for the increase in CS? or do you think he will still get hit with the increase AND still have to cover them on insurance? If she takes him back, we are looking at about $400 more per month (she already gets a whopping $1300 AND her health insurance).