Husband and wife divorced in 2002. The Decree was modified in 2005 because of Husband’s loss of employment and bankruptcy. In 2008, Wife filed a Petition to Modify because Father’s failure to pay credit card costs had resulted in the creditors seeking payment from her thus lowering her credit score and making it more difficult for Wife to obtain additional credit. Wife sought to have the child tax benefits awarded to her because of Father’s failure to pay the credit card debt. She further sought an order requiring Father to pay half of the children’s extracurricular costs, and that the Court modify child support commensurate with the parties’ incomes. The court granted wife’s Petition. Father appealed.
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