Child Support! How much do you get each month for your child(ren)?

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Natalie - posted on 12/04/2012

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I HAVE 2 KIDS, WE SHARE JOINT CUSTODY, BUT HE IS TO BE IN THE STATE TO WORK, WELL OVER A YR AGO HE GOT A REALLY GOOD JOB AND STARTED TRAVELING FOR WORKING OVERSEAS AND DIFFERENT STATES, HE ONLY COMES HOME ONCE EVERY 3 TO 4 MONTHS FOR NO MORE THAN 2 WEEKS. HIS WIFE USE TO KEEP THE KIDS EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR HIS WEEK, BUT RECENTLY I HAVE THEM FULL TIME. WE AGREED ON 300 A MONTH IN JUNE 2010 AND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MODIFIED IN MAY 2011. AROUND THAT TIME HE GOT A BETTER JOB THAT HE IS WITH NOW. I HAVENT ASKED FOR MORE MONEY UNTIL RECENTLY BECAUSE HE HAS SAID THAT HE HAS HAD 2 PROMOTIONS AND HE BOUGHT ANOTHER HOUSE JUST TO REMODEL AND RECENTLY BOUGHT HIS WIFE A 08 BMW. BUT A WEEK EARLIER WHEN I ASKED HIM TO MODIFY IT, HE SAID HE COULDNT AFFORD TO GIVE ME 650 A MONTH, MIND YOU, YEARS BEFORE HE HAD GOT THIS BETTER JOB, THE CHILD SUPPORT WAS CALCULATED AT 968 A MONTH ON WHAT HE WAS MAKING BUT HE DIDNT WNT OT PAY THAT SO WE AGREED ON 300. NOW THAT I HAVE MY KIDS FULL TIME I FEEL AS IF WE SHOULD MEET HALF WAY AND 650 IS FAIR. IM NOT TRYING TO TAKE HIM TO COURT BECAUSE I KNOW HE HAS EXPENSES TOO AND I KNOW IT WILL BE WELL OVER 1000 A MONTH AND I DONT WNT TO TAKE ALL HIS MONEY AND BE UNFAIR. BUT WHEN I TOLD HIM THT 650 IS FAIR HE TELLS ME HE CNT AFFORD IT. ALSO HIS WIFE IS PREGNANT, SO WOULD THAT MEAN HE WOULD HAVE TO PAY ME LESS NOW SINCE SHE IS HAVING A BABY? HE DONT HAVE MEDICAL, DENTAL OR VISION ON THEM, I DO. AND I DONT WORK, IM A FULL TIME STUDENT FINISHING MY BACHELORS IN A BOUT A YR AND A HALF AND FEEL THAT HE CAN HELP ME OUT A LITTLE MORE WITH OUR KIDS. AM I ASKING FOR TOO MUCH? I KNOW IM NOT GREEDY, I JUST WANT US TO GET ALONG FOR THE KIDS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Tanya - posted on 08/27/2013

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Question..I have 3 kids with my ex ..16-15-2..he has two older and wont let them see me let alone speak to me. I have baby..he pays me 50 per week child support and just now told me im supposed to be paying him. Im not working but he is..what do I do?

Olvia - posted on 08/22/2013

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Yeah..good luck with that the non custodial parent always looses in these cases. The courts don't care if you are living in a box as long as those payments are coming in. they don't care if you have your own family to take care of. Just live with the fact that as a non custodial parent you are going to get treated like $hit and no one cares except for the people in the same boat.

Ashley - posted on 09/11/2013

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he is supposed to pay me $120 a month but for some reason it only adds up to $110 it used to get automatically taken out of his check but he lost that job and never reported his new one to the child support office. so as of right now he is 2-3 months behind,

Jessica - posted on 10/03/2011

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My daughter's father claims he can't get a job, no one will hire him. In MA, its based on income so I would get nothing anyway. He's not on the birth certificate but said, "look for the child support check in the mail cause I'll be taking you to court for custody once I do." I laughed at him. With his record he's lucky if he get's court supervised visitation. He's probably seen her a whole 20 times in the 18 months she's been alive

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E - posted on 04/07/2014

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My husband pays $2,500 a month for 1 child to his eXwife! My step sons mom gets all of our money and there is nothing left for MY son. The ex-wife hasn’t worked since 1996 and has not saved any money for my step sons schooling. Oh yea. We pay 75% of that on top of the $2500/month. My husbands paycheck is $56 every 2 weeks! Thats NY State for ya!!!! Bunch of @*&(&$!!!!!!!! They said MY son was irrelevant!

Abusive - posted on 03/30/2014

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Get over it!! Women can have abortions! Women can decide whether they get pregnant! If you can't take of your kids on your own than don't have them!!!

Becca - posted on 03/12/2014

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Can I get child support if I'm a single mum and the dad is not around to help me with thing ???

Erica - posted on 01/28/2014

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i get 107.00 and he waits 3 monthes to give 28.00 bucks.I don't get how 107 is suppose to be enough I pay that much in a week on food

Sandra - posted on 01/03/2014

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I used to get 400 but I had to tell him I needed more because everything is getting expensive now he gives me 600 for one child

Alison - posted on 12/28/2013

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We pay $1846 a month for one 7 yr. old. The Mom move out of state, my.husband is not a criminal, never been arrested, works a ton and his ex.shares nothing abou their child with my husband. Children have a right to know both of their parents.

Alyssa - posted on 09/05/2013

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I live in New York State and my child's father chooses to not work always is in trouble in and out of jail but only has to pay 25 bucks a month for our daughter. What can I do to make him pay more for her even 25 a week would be ok but all the other fathers I see around pay 100at least a week why does he get off so easy and why do I and my child have to suffer I have to live with my parents bc I can't afford my own place me and my daughter on my own

Sera - posted on 09/04/2013

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I wish I knew myself. My husband was cheating on me for at least 8 months while I was working as much overtime as I could to keep our family financially afloat. He just didn't come home one night. He decided that he wanted to share custody of our three boys every other week. They were so confused and hate going over there even now. I lost my job a few months after he left. It has been 16 months now and still no job. I even got my MBA and still nothing. So now that unemployment has stopped I have no money coming in. He has been pushing me for a divorce but I don't have the money. I am going to the legal aid office tomorrow to start the process. He wants to have shared custody and keeps saying he wants any child support kept out of the courts. He has not even kept to his own every other week schedule. Even tonight he calls to stress the point that he wants to keep it out of the courts. The boys spend more time here, their grades are better when they are here, and they hate going over there because their dad and his girlfriend are heavy drinkers. He told me if I do bring custody into the courts then he will not have to pay anything since it is equal time with the kids. I am technically the custodial since this is listed as their home, I am responsible for making sure they have health insurance, and I am the person that is called in an emergency.
Anyway, from everything I gather, I can be custodial parent and we can have shared custody and he can still be required to pay child support. I know he fell behind on his daughter from his previous marriage and is still paying. Originally, he paid $35/week but that was back in 1999. She is over 18 now and he is paying $200/week to try and pay it off. So I am curious to see how this will play out considering that we are on SNAP now and the boys have free lunch. Lunch money alone for three of them at their age totals $180/month.
I will have to post an update to let everyone know what I find out. I still want to try for full custody with him having visitation (even every other week if needed) because I need to be able to know that the best thing is being done for the boys decision wise. He is not a very reliable person when it comes to making decisions. He has always been out for #1 -- himself. Sad thing is my boys (6,7,and 9 yrs) all know it already. Come Friday, my middle one says "Dad is gonna call and say he has to work and can't pick us up and we will stay here with you." And he usually is right. But he calls and talks to me first, then calls later to them and they can here he is full blown drunk slurring his words.

Olvia - posted on 08/22/2013

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Hi, if you have a child support order and do not have a job, the only thing you can do is go to court to have it modified or suspended(prob won't happen but worth the shot) until you get a job there is nothing to do. As for when you get a job you will pay the percentage in which your state allows. For example my husband and I live in iowa, child support percentage for him is 8% for one child. just google florida state laws and it will tell you. Other than that good luck..its a long winding and F*(uked up road for the non custodial parent. Don't expect to get treated fair in this tug-o-war game. The custodial parent always win.

Olvia - posted on 08/22/2013

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None (court ordered anyway) I got lucky and had my daughter with a good man. Although we didn't work out he is a great person and dad. He helps out when I need him to. He buys her diapers (which she's almost out of thank God). Shes on his medical insurance. When I need help with groceries he's there. We didn't want to go through the court system. I have seen what it does to people and I did not want to put my daughter through that. As long as he's there to help take care of her im good. I can pay my own mortgage, my car payment, my bills without his help. I don't need him for that. All I care about is that our daughter wants for nothing and that he is an active figure in her life. He comes to get her when he wants to as long as he at least gives me notice to make sure im not doing anything. When she starts school we have already planned out that she will spend every weekend and every other holiday and birthday with him. I am so lucky to have this man in my life. We are very good Co-Parents.

Looking For Better - posted on 09/22/2012

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Can some 1 please help me out, my wife cheated on me, divorced and stopped my paper work to Ontario..she then filled for child support and i am not working, what should i do and when i get a job how mush percent will i pay? i live in Florida.

Jen - posted on 08/07/2012

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I receive $100 or maybe $200 a month for three children. I receive whatever their dad feels like paying. He is way over $100,000 behind. I have been forced to use all of my saved retirement money because of this, and now the IRS wants about $20,000 from me in taxes and penalties because I used retirement money to live on.

Miriah - posted on 05/14/2012

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I get $400 a month for my 3 year old. My mother says I should be getting more because my sons father is in the army but I dont know if I want to push anything.

Candy - posted on 04/25/2012

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I pay almost $500 a month for one child. I am in the Military. My daughters father has her because I am away. I upsets me that I pay him so much and he lives at home with his mother and claimed he was unemployed and takes a couple classes here in there at a community college. When the court did a review of both our income, I was on active duty orders. These were only tempoary orders and that was out of my control and he claimed he had no income. This all in turn caused me to be ordered to pay alot of money and they don't take into consideration that his money pays his mortgage, his food all the bills and basically coddles him while I was struggling to support him, my daughter as well as my husband and son. I was supporting to households while he was just taking money from anywhere he could get it. Then when my military orders were up, I was unemployed looking to finish my medical degree still having to pay him $500 a month and I couldn't get a support order modification. It has been a nightmare. Now he has been activated for a deployment as well as me and we are both the same pay grade, but I am still paying him $500 a month even though we make the same. It is sad when me as a woman is more a man than him. I take care of him, my daughter, my son and myself and work hard enough to still have luxories in my life and he just expects everything to be handed to him. So, ladies, that is the perspective of what it is like on the other side.

Ashleigh - posted on 10/04/2011

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wow i had no idea.... in australia-sydney you get just over $6000 a baby which is split up over 26 weeks paid fortnightly at $407 a fortnight and then on top you get about $300 a fortnight per child.. But thats not from the father of baby since i am still with my fiance i dont know what it is... i know 3 years ago when i was still living at home my real father paid $9.50 cents a month for 3 kids.... doesnt sound fair does it.... yeah you heard right nine dollars and fifty cents!!! the other money we get is from centrelink as well as medicare which is like a health fund pays for hospitals and ambulances and doctors visits etc... if anyone is thinking of moving long distance id have to say australia is pretty bloody good...

Karen - posted on 10/02/2011

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I'm supposed to get $200 a month for my son but his daddy doesn't pay until we go to court and then he goes to jail and pays enough to get out of jail a couple of days later.

Heather - posted on 06/06/2010

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In Illinois, you get a certain percent of the father's income. My baby's daddy was paying me child support for a couple months while we weren't together. We didn't go thru court though. He was getting paid $1600/mo, and was supposted to be paying me $321/mo. But I went a lil easy on him and settled for $300/mo cause he still had to pay for the apartment and other things and barely had anything left over for himself and food.

Nareeda - posted on 06/06/2010

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the father of my children gets $2000 cash a week but tells child support agency he doesnt work i am meant to get a whole $6 a month for 3 children yet he cant even pay me that and i am a single stay at home single parent because child care cost too much

Elyse - posted on 06/05/2010

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if you're man isnt working but does get assistance they wont give you all of his assistance but some of it. i usually do it all on my own but i dont get very many hours at either of my jobs plus i have to pay for myself to go to college so i know how you feel. my fiancee has 2 jobs and i have 2 but we try to make it work

Karin - posted on 06/04/2010

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In illinois its 20% of the fathers paycheck no matter what. And it descends down for each additional child. And he is repsonsible for the child since the day he or she is born. If you also collect any public assistance which i did he has to pay for all of it inclding healthcare/cash that you receive from the state. I get 500 a month which is 388 a month normally and the 112 a month is to help pay off past due child support. Id seriously suggest going to court and child support yourself. Even if he isnt working they make them pay for it all eventually. Good luck!

Elyse - posted on 05/31/2010

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wow you are all luckier then i. my ex pays me 50 a month and i live in Minnesota. its not fair or right. he gets a job long enough for one check then quits. but my fiancee is a good man who loves my son dearly

Casey - posted on 05/31/2010

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I live in southern California...My ex (or his mommy) pays 292 a month. But i know someone who pays 500 a month.

Kim - posted on 05/19/2010

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My husband pays $450 a month for my stepson. We have joint custody, and we have him an even amount of the time. We still pay whether we have Jayson or my husbands ex does.

Jessica - posted on 05/19/2010

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I live in Minnesota it is based off the fathers inom. At First I was get 965.00 a month for 3 children when he was working it was court order. But now he isn't working so he is only paying 173.00 a month for 3 children he has been really good but the last 5 months he got behind he owes m 3000.00 in back child support.

Amanda - posted on 05/18/2010

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my daughters dad doesnt pay me child support at all. he moved oveseas. so. but im alright with that. as my partner loves her as his own. so she will have a father figure in her life =)

Jessica - posted on 05/18/2010

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by child support you mean what the father is contributing not the government right? (since that what child support is) i get 125 per month for once child.

Gina - posted on 05/17/2010

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or if you mean baby bonus we get $411/month plus $200 universal for 2 kids. The universal goes straight into the boys college fund :)

Kayla - posted on 05/17/2010

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I live in Australia and at the moment I am Getting $220 a mth 4 2 kids. But have only just startde receiving it as he has notdone tax in yrs so he has a debt of $19000 dollars. Which will sit there till he has enough money 2 pay it back.

Kanhchana - posted on 05/14/2010

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i live in ontario canada we get baby benefits and for my son alone is 376 canadian dollars plus 100 dollars universal child care.

Gina - posted on 05/11/2010

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In Alberta it depends on the salary of the father. I have a court order for 364/month starting from Feb 2008 the month we split. Not that I got a penny yet. I need to register with maintenence enforcement. What a pain!

Lauren - posted on 05/11/2010

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It depends on what state you live in. In florida its about $65 per child. If you request retro child support(payment from the day your child was born that he didn't pay) it get added to to your payment every week until its payed off then would go back to the normal payment.

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