Deja - posted on 06/20/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
Ladies, I need your help. My stbx and I are in the process of divorcing. So far we have agreed on everything, such as time-sharing and debt/asset splitting. The only problem we are having is child support. Based on our state's calculations the ex is gonna owe my son roughly 424 a month in child support (this is in addition to the combined 550 he pays for his two other children each month). He is insistant that he will not be able to pay me anymore than 250 per month and is begging me to settle for that amount. I am so torn. On the one hand, I have to provide for my son for 18 years, he currently 9 months old, and his costs are only going to increase as he gets older. If I settle for 250 I know I'll get it but I'll be stuck with that amount. If I push for what is rightfully owed to my son his father may end up in jail if he doesn't keep up with the payments. What do I do? Do I push for the full amount and force my ex to man up and do what he has to do as a father?