You can ask for a deviation for any good cause, and determining what good cause is is the role of the judge. be sure to file a separate motion to request deviation if you have not already done so.
Remember, child support is a right of the child, and purportedly to be used for the child's benefit. Your arguments that are most likely to be successful in getting a deviation (more than the allowable 5%) will be things that show a benefit to the child. Usually those will involve access costs (i.e. travel expenses to see the child), payment for extra-curricular activities, etc. I would spend more time on those types of arguments, because the judge should not use award of child support as a way to punish a parent.
I agree with Mr. Johnson.
You need to file a separate motion to deviate from child support guidelines and put in all the facts that you are claiming are the basis for the deviation. It will ultimately be up to the judge.
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I do not think so...the payment of those expenses do not benefit the children.....
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I would need a little more information from you to fully answer your question. If your ex-wife was ordered in the divorce to pay those specific debts and she has defaulted, resulting in the companies coming after you, depending on your income, you may be able to persuade a judge to deviate from the guidelines.
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