Leela - posted on 06/20/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi. I have a 10 year old. My ex and I split all our child's costs 50-50. Last year my ex started dating a woman with 3 kids. She left her husband for my ex and just got a divorce. As part of her divorce agreement she agreed to pick up most of her kids' expenses. She doesn't earn a lot and depends on her retired parents. We all have mutual friends and recently I was told by them that she wants my ex and I to change our financial arrangement so he will have more money to help her. My ex isn't rich and is barely able to support our child's expenses. I have a very good job but I have my own expenses and do not think her request is fair. My ex has told me he doesn't plan to change the arrangements but is being pressured by her. Note that they do not live together or plan to get married soon. It's becoming tense as I don't appreciate her approach which is to talk to her friends and make me look like the bad guy. What do you think?