CAlifornia - I went to court this morning and got blind-sided. I saw a family law facilitator in November and they calculated CS based on income of my X and me. It worked out to about $200 more than he was paying me, so I filed (pro per) for a modification.
In court today the judge entered my income, my X's income AND he included the amount my X pays me in spousal support as additional taxable income for me. Is this right??? If I/the facilitator had known this then I would not have filed. As it turned out - adding on the spousal support reduced the amount my X pays by about $70. I'm really frustrated.
I can't find the code that says spousal support is considered as taxable income when calculating CS - I thought it was only employment income that was considered. Can anyone find the code for me or give me advice?