Noncustodial Parents Not Fairly Treated
We have joint custody but are the non custodial parents. We just went to court this last summer adjusting our visitation rights in order for us to spend more time with our child. The custodial parent always seem to make it difficult or had some excuse of why it wasn't a good time for the child to come and visit. We live in different states then the child and have always paid all transportation cost in order to see the child. This summer the court ordered for us to have more time with the child to where we could fly the child to visit at least once a month at our expense due to making more money then the custodial parent. We were excited. Then the custodial parent filed for more child support. We just received the calculations from the state and no where on it did it include. Travel expenses that we have to pay in order to see the child, the non custodial parent has another child now with their spouse and no where did it take calculations for the second child. I know most states account all biological children of the parent paying child support. In the summer we get the child seven weeks of the summer and the calculations did not include day care expenses we have to pay during the childs visit yet it did on the mothers calculation? We are confused of why these expenses would not be included in the calculations. With the amount the state has come up with not including the air fare and chaperone fee each way there would be no way we could afford to buy a ticket each month in order to get more time with our child. Is this something the courts even look at?