"The heading should read: The noncustodial parent's spouse"
Recently my wife was ordered to pay child support for her two daughters ages 14 and 9 by the PA Berks County court. She is a stay at home mother who cares for our 5-year-old daughter and has not retained a part-time or full-time job for 5 years. Is it common practice to excuse evidence of support when the provider is a no parental party in the case? As her husband, I am the head-of- household providing financial and medical support for the family. Each child is with ample medical, dental, and vision coverage through me, but the Master ignored the policy coverage due to my position as the no custodial parent’s spouse.
I provide for each child equally by purchasing clothing for school and summer, and by providing travel accommodations for holiday and summer breaks. The Master chose to omit the financial support due to my position as the no custodial parent's spouse. My intent is pure and my heart is full of love for the children, but the court has proven that my actions are no applicable to case. What are my wife's options?
A concerned stepfather