Margarita - posted on 12/05/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I hate to ever.. EVER question weather child support should be paid but I really need some guidance on this one. My husband currently pays 38% of his income in child support. His support is based on his daughter being in all day care. 2 years ago she started school and the cost of daycare went down by 60%. That would have made a difference of about $150 in support but as long as the extra was going towards their daughter and we were still making ends meet, we didn't really care to make a fuss. Now his ex has quit her job and decided to enroll in school again. I think it's wonderful of her to want to better herself but she is asking that he now pay for 100% of the daycare and also pay more in support because now she has no income to cover her portion of their daughters expenses. Is this fair? I agree she should be able to go back to school if she wants but is it fair for her to be allowed to transfer her financial responsibilities toward their daughter over to my husband for 2 years while she goes and gets a second degree? Shouldn't mom have to figure out how to provide her portion? Let me also tell you that his ex already has a degree. She has decided that her job isn't what she expected and wants to train for a different one. My husband never got to go to college... He can't because he has a child to support. And if he did choose to quit and go back to school, he would still be responsible for supporting his child.
I honestly want to know if I am totally out of line.
P.S. We are thinking of talking to a lawyer but we are hesitant because we can't afford it and we don't want to fight.