Jade - posted on 02/16/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
My daughter's father and I have agreed that he will begin paying child support. We've been split for 7 months now so I think it's about time! To make a long story short, I have inquired with my local courthouse on how to file for child support WITH my daughter's father so we do not need a lawyer, and hopefully we don't even need a mediator. My ex is leaning more towards coming up with an agreement on our own and just getting a notary to aprove our decision, which I wasn't aware you could do. I told him I'm just trying to do it by the book, but I also don't want to cause conflict between us (we get along pretty well). Neither one of us has any experience in this kind of situation...so what should we do?