I read through the information you sent yesterday and found it very interesting. It is the kind of information I have searched the interent for and been unable to find.
I guess my question (I could not find a reference in yesterdays info) is whether or not a gift or inheritance can be calimed as earnings, or whether it can even be made relevant asx an issue toward child support.
I thought I had read something last year about it being applied toward child support, but I’ll be dogged if I can remember where I read it at.
My ex and I make approximately the same in income in the state of Indiana. She is attempting to raise my child support. I have our two boys one half of each week throughout the summer, with a full ten days in the middle for vacations.
During the school year, I have the boys every weekend from Friday to Sunday for six weeks, then have them Mon-Wed for six weeks, but not for overnights on the Mon-Wed schedule because my ex feels “they should be home on school nights”. As if I live in a cave with a dragon or something….laughs…
I have reason to believe my ex has recently came into some money, i.e. an inheritance or gift.
Is that something that she would have to claim as income?
I was laid off three months ago. Now I have two offers – one is local and the other would require my son and I to relocate from PA to Mass. My son and I could live on the wages of the PA job but only if I stop paying alimony.
If I have to keep paying it, then I lose money every month. The job in Mass. pays almost twice the money so we could live well on it and STILL pay alimony. I plan on sending my ex a letter explaining to her that if she is willing to give me a notarized letter saying that she no longer wants the alimony money, then we’ll stay where we are. If I don’t get the letter then we’ll have to move away.
My issue is this: eventually this letter would come to the attention of the courts. Will the courts see it as an attempt to “blackmail” the “poor little ex-wife” or will they see it for what it really is – an attempt to provide for my son and keep him closer to her. Any thoughts on how you think the court will react?