Hi there, my question for you is, for divorce in california. My ex-wife is trying to take me for everything. I gave her EVERYTHING from the house but my pool table and tv. I took all the debt. Now she wants $2,200.00 a month on child support and alimony. We have 2 kids. So here is my tricky question. On paper before taxes are taken out, a month roughly it shows $5315.00, but that is added my perdium for being out of town and gas included. Hourly I make $4,200.00 a month before taxes are taken out. Can she calculate my perdium as with my hourly to figure out how much i pay her a month?? Or can she only calculate my hourly rate?? My perdium is for my hotel for the week. I dont have a problem paying for child support because i want to support my kids, but i cant afford $2,200.00 a month.