Appealed from the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Bossier, Louisiana. Trial Court No. 101,714. Honorable Michael Nerren, Judge.
Before DREW, LOLLEY and PITMAN, JJ.
[49,517 La.App. 2 Cir. 1]
In this child support case, Matthew Wade Carter (" Carter" ), pro se, appeals a judgment of the trial court modifying a child support obligation.
Finding no abuse of discretion, we affirm.
Carter and his former spouse, Stefanie Carter Kilcullen (" Kilcullen" ), are the parents of three children. The parties divorced in 2000. Custody and child support have been frequently adjusted by the court. Kilcullen requested modifications of a May 1, 2012, judgment which provided:
o Kilcullen remained as domiciliary parent of the minor in Lubbock, Texas;
o Carter became domiciliary parent of Aaron in Bossier City, Louisiana;
o Each parent was allowed to claim one dependent yearly for taxes;
o Carter's support obligation was set at $330.00 per month;
o Carter was responsible for health and dental insurance premiums for the minor children; and
o Each parent was responsible for half of any medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance.
On May 10, 2013, Kilcullen filed a rule to increase child support and to request other relief, alleging these material changes in circumstances:
o Shared or split custody arrangement no longer existed as Aaron had reached the age of majority, graduated
from high school, and no longer lived in his father's residence;
[49,517 La.App. 2 Cir. 2] o Increased expenses were necessary for the minor, ...