I think you need to settle down. The courts don't want to hear allegations or suppositions that the other parent is manipulating the numbers. If you stumble across proof sometime, and it's real egregious, then make a decision. But the courts are really, really used to these types of accusations. Not only do they not get any traction, but they weaken your stance. Is a couple hundred a month gonna break you? I don't ask that pejoratively, I mean it. Maybe get a part-time job for awhile to make ends meet, but don't go through the stress of wasting the court's time with a squabble like this.
There are a few reasons why it's considered acceptable to request a support review, including:
1) significant change in circumstances
2) an elapsed time period since the last review (in CA it's 35 months, I believe)
Does your case satisfy either of these?
FWIW, I'm also filing Chapter 7. I've become a Google Scholar maven on the topic of DSO's (domestic support obligations). Basically any money that is spent on any kind of child or spousal support case, be it attorney fees, actual support, etc., is completely exempt from discharge in a bankruptcy filing. If you're looking to discharge any debt that smacks of anything remotely close to this, neither the bankruptcy court nor the family law court will be impressed.
If you want to look, research the following at Google Scholar:
She likely can request support payments at any time, so you might just want to leave well enough alone here. The good taxpayers of Florida, like in other states, have agreed that it's in children's best interest to ensure their provision when families in their state cannot stay married. On the books, you have not been paying any child support. Numerically, it may even out with the note (even on that you skimped by paying $29 less than what child support was, though). I'll let FL experts weigh in, but she can probably go request CS whenever she pleases. Also, you aren't going to be able to go redivide the $601 note as a marital asset. That ship sailed years ago.
Here's what you need to do:
- create a break-even analysis to find out how much you'll be "saving" per month if everything worked out the way you think it will
- tell yourself "I'm not going to get everything I ask for"
- realize that chasing your ex for perceived tax evasion is a common ploy, and really gets you nowhere (perhaps backward)