My question involves child support in the State of: CA
I have two kids with a man that are 9 and 11 years old, never been married to him, I have been the custodial parent their whole lives, and have been recieving an amount of $400 from him for about seven years, that was mutual between me and him. I had never asked him for more untill recently, he denied more, soo......
I filed for CS on the kids dad on the month of June. He recieved an interview and all had been confirmed. We both recieved the proposed judgement letter that same month with an amount of about 875 per month. The father appealed the judgement claiming financial hardship in late July (2 or three days before his 30 day appeal time was due). He has a good job and I think the amount is fair.
2 weeks after he recieved the proposed amount he moved and started renting a house nearby us. He moved out of the house he was owning, because he wasn't paying mortgage for atleast a couple months and was also behind on his property taxes. (But during the time I filed I did not know this about his house situation). He told all of us and the kids he was selling the house.
The day he appealed this he called us and told us that he appealed it and that the state had put a lien on his bank account because of the property taxes he owes from the house and that he can barely afford to pay rent where he is now. This is just a little background info!
From his intial interview to the date he appealed he still is working, but it seems obvious to me that he is almost trying to become this victim and is trying to manipulate his expenses so the CS system will feel sorry for him. He has also suddenly increased his visits of the kids(knowing or thinking that will give him a reduction, I believe).
Really he did not have to move from his house, he could have fixed his situation. But now has that and new rental responsibilities that he adopted since this began.
My question is.....
At what point does the child support start viewing his situation? Would it be from the time he was originally interviewed, or when he filed for the appeal?