Well, I am a mother who does not get any child support and it is very hard. I have 3 children to support on my own dime, and it is rough.
However, I believe child support should be a fair amount. In my state several things matter if you want to get things changed, and it needs to be done in writing. How far back does he owe? That may make a difference, I can tell you right now, my older children are 9 & 10 and Ive not seen child support for them ever, so my ex pretty much owes us a down payment for a new house, or a fully paid new car. If it is causing you to not be able to afford your own cost of living, you may be able to have it adjusted but again it needs to be a written request sent certified mail. Are you working as well? I don't mean to be rude in asking, just that for the time being, if you're not, maybe you will need to until he's caught up.
But seriously, Id see how far back he owes, the dollar amt left, and calculate the time period of how long its going to last. Cause if he's paying back pay he's paying a higher amount than the set monthly amt right?
Good luck to you, I sympathize with you because raising a young baby is costly, but I also can sympathize with the mother who has not gotten any child support in what may be a long time. It is very tough on both ends. Its a sacrifice that you will need to be able to support your husband with. Its that part in marriage that you claim to stick to him by when you say "for better or for worse". And financially, this may be the worst. I know, because my husband is leaving me 8 months pregnant for almost the same thing (among some other things).
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