My question involves child support in the State of: CA
I had to quit my job for personal reasons. In feb I tried to modify my CS amount and the judge lowered it to what I would be making on unemployment if I qualified for it. The judge said we would come back in 3 months which was today to readjust it. I have been working under the table at an autoshop and I told the judge I didnt have any paystubs. I told her I was working for 10/hour 25 hrs aweek plus going to school full time. They recalculated it and it was only 50 less then what I already pay. My childs mother said she didnt believe I only worked that much and she assumed I made more. So the judge calculated it at 40 hours a week and order me to pay that amount which was double than what I was recently paying.
My question is can the judge lawfully impose this 10/hr 40hr/week income on me when thats nowhere near what I am bringing home?