As part of our divorce settlement X went to school to retrain to enter workforce again. X now secured a new job but suddenly realized needs daycare for kids that are from X's new marriage. X is stating California law requires me to pay 50% of daycare costs so X can go to work. But these kids are not biologically mine, they are from the new spouse. Do i have to pay for daycare for kids that have no relationship to me so X can return to work? Our kids (x and mine) are in their late teens and do many after school activities.
I disagree with Ms. Keen. He could argue that the childcare is a job related cost and should be considered as a guideline deduction (not a 50/50 split). I gave actually litigated this issue
I practice in Stockton and I have never seen that ordered. The children she has with the new husband are their responsibility not yours. You need an attorney to argue this vigorously.
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