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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ruling on Income you could make

Their was a court case Meredith vs Meredith.
This case was one Where Richard Meredith had retired from his job of 29 1/2 years. The court said that because of his voluntary retirement that his child support should not be reduced. Mr Meredith was making $49,000 but because of his early retirement he would make about $25,000. The court said that the calculation of his income should be based on what he was making not what he is making.

The higher ruled that the father did nothing wrong and this was the courts findings.

(1) father had been pursuing this job change for three years; (2) father had bad knees and other health concerns arising from previous injuries as a garbage collector; and (3) father’s new job had better benefits, and he would gradually make more money the longer he worked. Id. at 353.

All these facts taken together led us to conclude that father’s decline in income was not purposely brought about to reduce his support payments and that he had a legitimate reason for taking a different job.

The court always has the same issue where if a man decides to change employment that he does not want to pay child support.What? That concept blows me away that a many men would want to make less money so that he does not have to pay child support, wow.
I hope this helps one man who is something like this going on in his life.

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